If you find yourself in London this month, be sure to make time for a visit to the Sky Pavilion, a temporary artwork at the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green. Created for ArchTriumph’s 2015 Triumph Pavilion showcase, the large stainless steel pavilion was designed by Tokyo-based practice NonScale. The self-supporting structures resemble a fallen North Star surrounded by smaller stars. The pavilion is particularly beautiful at night when illuminated with multicolored lights.
The Triumph Pavilion is an annual summer exhibition that spotlights the work of an architect or design team, selected through an international competition. NonScale’s winning Sky design is constructed from stainless steel composite supported by a solid steel core and structured steel ground anchors with carbon steel heads. The star structures are painted white and placed on a mirror base at an angle to resemble sundials.
“The sky is a complex sphere with such elements as sun, moon, stars and clouds all adding to the dramatic effects of colour, day, night, texture, rain, sunshine etc,” write the organizers. “It was a subject that challenged the designers to create a unique space that will intrigue and invite visitors to appreciate the role the sky and its elements play in the perception of architectural structures, our well-being and the world around us as a whole.” The temporary exhibition coincides with the London Festival of Architecture and will run until June 30, 2015.
Images via Giacomo Cannata © ArchTriumph