What could be a spectacular and efficient solution for a mass produced temporary event tent?
Simplex pavilion is a foldable cellular space designed for Red Bull as a portable event tent. From the outside it is a spiky exciting object but from the inside it is an atmospheric smooth gate.The roof is a single piece where all complexity is given in pre-production, so the setup process is quick and simple. It is made out of Tyvek which makes the pavilion easy to handle, weather proof and printable. It is low-budget and recyclable. Each diamond cell contributes to create the overall shape. All cells have a deformation that shows exactly their structural position and makes all of them unique. The roof gets an ideal force pattern by positioning denser zones.
focus: pop-up structures, pleated and cellular surfaces
building area: 50 sqm
program: temporary event tent
date: 2005/06 summer term in Studio Lynn
This project was featured in ‘Emerging Talents, Emerging Technologies’ publication.