Connection to Harringay Warehouse District
The pavilion takes inspiration from the Harringay warehouse district and aims to reinterpret its key features and capture its vibrant spirit. The ultimate goal is to engage in dialogue with the existing context and its community, in order to build together a shared vision of the site as an important threshold between the district and the borough of Hackney.
The pavilion is an interpretation of the key characters of the existing context: the elevation along Eade road recalls the typical shed profile of the warehouse brick buildings and creates a shape that is easily legible and relatable to the warehouse district for the visitors approaching the area.
The materiality of the pavilion as well intends to recall the industrial past and the artistic vocation of the present: scaffolding metal pipes for the structure, compressed wooden boards for the floor, PVC panels for the roof, tarpaulin sheets for the rest of the site.
The modular system is made of 2 x 2m units, each with an independent structure that allows arranging different configurations depending on the necessities of the users. The proposed design counts 10 modules, but it can expand and contract as desired: easy to scale and reconfigure.
The combination of these modules creates a raised wooden platform, articulated along a spine that runs parallel to Eade road. The pavilion is covered with clear PVC panels that offer shelter from the rain and yet let natural light in. The PVC panels are used as vertical partitions as well, creating a sort of “rooms”, enclosed spaces at the same time open and connected with the surroundings.
Around the pavilion, there is a colourful artificial landscape, made of tarpaulin sheets, ideally re-used or recycled. These pieces will be fixed to the ground and lifted in the air to form a faceted geometry that will embrace the pavilion and create a system of squares and passages around it.