skylab architecture: 'camp victory' for nike's olympic trials pavilion
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aug 10, 2012
skylab architecture: 'camp victory' for nike's olympic trials pavilion


‘nike olympic trial pavilion’ by skylab architecture, oregon, usa
all images courtesy of skylab architecture

portland-based skylab architecture has designed ‘camp victory’, nike’s olympic trial pavilion, as a temporary exhibition at the university
of oregon’s hayward field. erected over a 17-day period, the three polygonal steel tube frames springing out in different directions are wrapped
in translucent white canvas, acting as canopies for diversely themed black display rooms. the structures represents the lightweight
construction of their products within a form derived from the kinetic energy of the athletes, reflected throughout every detail of the project.
the a modified three-lane running track directs pedestrian circulation through the volumes that inform and present the new products in a
technological atmosphere of glossy surfaces, LED lights, neon colors, and dynamic spaces that suggest swift fluid movement.  


bird’s eye view


tapering translucent structures house the separate display rooms


modified running track


entrance to pavilions


sharp structures represent the kinetic energy of a runner at the start of a race


entrance to a display room


thundreds of spindles define an interior partition


displaying the ‘flyknit’ series


white and blue interior contrasts with neon green shoes


reflective interior surfaces


display area and seat


entrance to second structure

the speed tunnel’s LED wall display shows the exact speed athletes can reach during a race in real time, allowing visitors to
experience first-hand and in close proximity the velocity of an olympic runner in a free-flowing environment.


LED wall animates the idea of speed and movement


neon shoes hang opposite the mannequins


tapering translucent structures house the separate display rooms


entrance to third structure


curving commercial space displaying products


illuminated canvas structure

construction timelapse video

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