people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating

sp/n and nerd studio collaborate on People Pavilion

 

The People Pavilion by sp/n and nerd studio, showcased at Bangkok Design Week 2024, engaged in a dialogue between people, urban space, and city dynamics. The concept, ‘Livable Scape,’ repurposed the Garden space of Bangkok City Hall during non-operational hours, transforming it into a public pavilion. Designed by sp/n and nerd studio, this pavilion served as a communal hub where individuals could meet, gather, converse, and support various activities, breaking down the boundaries between urban contexts and enclosed green spaces.

 

Designed to support community activities, People Pavilion created an inviting environment for socializing and participation in diverse events. It hosted cultural events, and educational workshops, and provided a serene setting for relaxation, fostering community engagement and interaction among people from different backgrounds.

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
all images by ©Atelier247 unless stated otherwise

 

 

People Pavilion as a Community hub at Bangkok Design Week 2024

 

The Pavilion’s roof featured a patch of grass matching the original lawn, allowing sunlight to filter through and creating shade similar to a tree canopy. The dried and decomposed grass increased gaps, letting sunlight and artificial lighting pass through, varying throughout the day. From the entrance, the roof appeared as an elevated ground, gradually forming a canopy as visitors approached.

 

Constructed with lightweight systematic structures, the Pavilion, a joint project by studios sp/n and nerd, defined sets of proxemic zones with free-form circular seating of various sizes and distances, enabling gatherings or dispersals for different group sizes and activities.

 

Pre-programmed activities during Bangkok Design Week 2024 included community events like podcast urban talks, student workshops, music performances, interactive performances, and live DJ sessions. Spontaneous activities were also added by visitors throughout the weeks, enhancing the Pavilion’s role as a dynamic space for community interaction and engagement.

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
People Pavilion at Bangkok Design Week 2024 engaged with urban space and city dynamics

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
designed by sp/n and nerd studio, the Pavilion served as a hub for community activities

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
the Pavilion encouraged gathering, conversation, and interaction, blending urban and green spaces

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
the Pavilion provided an inviting environment for socializing and diverse community events | image by ©spin

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the roof featured grass patches matching the original lawn, filtering sunlight and creating shade

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
decomposed grass allowed sunlight and artificial light to vary throughout the day

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
lightweight structures defined proxemic zones with free-form circular seating of various sizes

people-pavilion-elevated-ground-bangkok-spin-nerd-studio-designboom-1800-3

from the entrance, the roof appeared as elevated ground, forming a canopy as visitors approached

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
interactive performances and live DJ sessions were part of the Pavilion’s dynamic offerings | image by ©spin

people pavilion's decomposed grass canopy shades over free-form circular seating
the seating enabled gatherings or dispersals for different group sizes and activities | image by ©spin

 

project info:

 

name: People Pavilion; Elevated Ground
architect: sp/n (spin design studio) | @s.p.i.n.design – nerd studio

host: Urban Ally

area: 310 sqm

location: Bangkok, Thailand

photography: Atelier247 – spin

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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