world cup pavilion by shigeru ban at the brazilian embassy in tokyo
all images courtesy of shigeru ban architects

 

 

 

to provide a place for various activities during the 2014 world cup, the embassy of brazil in tokyo hosts a temporary pavilion designed by shigeru ban architects. the structure is made of high-strength recycled cardboard tubes, and occupies the front patio of the chancellery of the embassy building (1982), by brazilian architect ruy ohtake. the project was partially constructed by the brazilian community, and will be dismantled soon after the football tournament ends.

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the open air pavilion hosts various public events through the duration of the 2014 world cup

 

 

 

the structure is composed of a cardboard tube frame, including large diameter columns and thinner beams above, which support a translucent plastic roof. a porous front wall faces the street, with footballs scattered throughout. tables and benches support a variety of events occurring at the pavilion.

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a porous front wall built of cardboard tube sections and infilled sporadically with footballs

 

 

 

over the 40 day duration of the pavilion’s lifetime, a variety of events are held in relation to the world cup as well as generally to culture. for example, small live bossa nova shows, film screenings, workshops, and other informal and free programs are open to the public. additionally, on every day that brazil has a match, coffee is served in the morning during the games, along with juices and cheese bread.

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large diameter columns support the pavilion roof

world cup pavilion shigeru ban designboom

community members helped to partially construct the pavilion

world cup pavilion shigeru ban designboom

the pavilion sits in front of the chancellery of the embassy building (1982), designed by brazilian architect ruy ohtake
image © embassy of brazil in tokyo

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the structure is host to various presentations, including a speech given by the architect of the project, shigeru ban (right)
images © embassy of brazil in tokyo

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model photo of the proposed design
image © embassy of brazil in tokyo

world cup pavilion shigeru ban designboom

image © embassy of brazil in tokyo