taking inspiration from the fiat500 classic on changing envelope to suit weather conditions
environmental and systems strategy
Barilla Design Competition
The architects, WP, proposed an innovative pavilion that hinged on the proposal of a canopy sheltering an array of flexible spaces, for a restaurant, offices events and experience spaces. Located on-axis to the existing office buildings, the pavilion aimed to create a visual and physical connection to the existing, with the radial organisation to creating a central sheltered focal point.
The environmental approach followed the idea of how we change our clothes for different climates, likewise, with the change in seasons, the building cover/thermal boundary could also change and give space to seasonal activities inside or outside the building.
Role: Environmental consultant