UNSW BE students were recently given the opportunity to design and construct a temporary pavilion on the forecourt of Customs House in a competition that explores recycled materials and their transformation into exciting new event spaces.

UNSW students designed a cardboard Tube Pavilion. Their design is an experimental temporary installation constructed from 2000 recycled cardboard tubes and plywood components. The pavilion was conceptualised as a way of engaging with the high volume of pedestrian traffic and lineal movements across Customs House Forecourt.

What guided this design for the CH4 Sydney Architecture Festival pavilion was a focus on the use of a recycled material and its potential as an architectural constructional element, a celebration of the experimentation of form and function in architecture and a desire to generate unique and rich spatial experiences.

Students chose cardboard as their recycled material. Cardboard was identified as one which was abundance in the specific site context of Circular Quay/CBD, and one that had vast design potentials.

For images and more information on the UNSW entry, visit: http://ch4competition.blogspot.com/2010/10/unsw-carboard-tube-pavilion.html [more]