Rainforest is a public pavilion by Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects, installed in London’s Bedford Square during the Summer of 2014. An imposing five metre high microclimate of minimal tree-like structures with a field of pyramidal fabric ‘stalactites’ which gently drip water – the pavilion is an oasis in the centre of London. Visitors can sit beneath a canopy of inverted prisms to enjoy a forest environment of raindrops, pools and plants.
Pavilion Dates: 17 May – 19 July 2014
Opening Times: Open 24 hours a day
Location: South-west corner of Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES
This project is supported by Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes Chile, British Council in Chile, AKT II, Interdesign, Reggiani, Anglo Chilean Society – Alan Macdonald Endowment. Thanks to Hélène Binet and Cristóbal Palma.
Architects: GUN Architects
Engineering: AKT II
Fabrication: Joseph Waller Fabrications
Stalactite Tailoring: Enrique Canales
Prototype Fabrication: Oscar Leal
Hydrologic System: Camilo Cobo
Lighting Design: Contraluz
Geometry Consultancy: Veronica Arcos
Palms: Palmstead Nurseries
The installation is part of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture – an annual event that “celebrates the City’s role as a global hub of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice.” The festival takes place between the 1st and 30th of June. For more information visit: www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
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