KREOD pavilion at greenwich peninsula in london by chun qing li
KREOD pavilion at greenwich peninsula in london by chun qing li KREOD pavilion at greenwich peninsula in london by chun qing li
oct 02, 2012

KREOD pavilion at greenwich peninsula in london by chun qing li

‘KREOD pavilion’ by chun qing li, london, UK image © ed kingsford all images courtesy chun qing li

between the emirates airline and O2 arena, the ‘KREOD pavilion‘ designed by chun qing li just opened on the greenwich peninsula in london. easily rearranged, three pod-like pavilions are formed with a wooden structural framework comprised of an open hexagonal composition. standing three meters tall, each double-curved wooden shell encloses a footprint of 20 square meters, totaling 60 square meters. a waterproof tentsile membrane seals the interior from the elements. fully portable with demountable joints, the individual components may be stacked for efficient transportation.

the material, kebony timber, is a durable, resistant and eco-friendly choice ideal for both interior and exterior environments. currently serving as exhibition spaces, the small buildings may eventually be used or manufactured on a larger scale as office meeting spaces, garden or bicycle sheds.

aerial view image © ed kingsford

(left) detail of shell (right) edge detail images © ed kingsford

image © ed kingsford

image © jaap oepkes

image © ed kingsford

image © ed kingsford

image © jaap oepkes

image © jaap oepkes

image © ed kingsford

image © ed kingsford

at night image © jaap oepkes


parametric modeling led to a process of digital fabrication, in this case 3D printing

3D printed prototype arrangements

formation  testing of joint

joint detail

context plan

project info:

project name: kreod designer: chun qing li at pavilion architecture client: li investments ecotimber: kebony project manager: li investments main contractor: li investments engineer: ramboll geometry consultant: evolute tensile material: serge ferrari tensile manufacturer: tensilefabric location: greenwich peninsula, london, UK

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