A competition entry for a travelling pavilion to house Community-based art projects for the Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art, USA.
A catalyst to kick-starts the initiative, the pavilion itself is a collaborative, community project where individuals participate from the outset by making the building blocks for the construction of the pavilion. From the simplest form – a piece of flat cardboard – and using basic origami folding techniques, a strong three-dimensional polyhedron building block is made. These blocks can be linked together in a variety of ways to form a structure that is scalable according to the location where it is erected. A grid of paving slabs form the base to the pavilion and provide the setting out and support for the first row of polyhedrons.
At the conclusion of the first site, individuals can either take back their blocks to use as chairs, or planters; or they can be re-used for the next travelling workshop.