A NSW university student architecture competition for NSW tertiary architecture schools. Initiated by the Sydney Architecture Festival and co-ordinated by the NSW Government Architect’s Office, architecture students have been given the opportunity to design and construct temporary installations for Customs House Square.
Exhibition: 17th - 31st October
Location: Customs House Forecourt Sydney
Cardboard Tube Pavilion - UNSW
Christopher Thorp email@example.com
Lewis Miles firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cardboard Tube Pavilion 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.
Customs House Forecourt
In response to the competition brief the team created a unique pavilion that distinguishes itself as a sculptural object. This then becomes a point of social gathering set against the orthogonal city blocks and office buildings of the surrounding context. Two undulating, fluid walls funnel visitor movement through the structure where they are encouraged to follow the tubes along the inside of the pavilion. This creates a process whereby vignettes and views of the outside are slowly revealed, fostering alternative perspectives of the forecourt and its activity.
Proposed Tube Module
The pavilion was designed and constructed by a team of UNSW Architecture students at their Randwick Tramsheds Campus.