- Client: Private
- Value: Confidential
This pavilion was designed for an exhibition space, to provide visitors with a quiet, dark and still enclosure.
FoamGlas is a load-bearing insulation material made from cellular recycled glass, and is utilised in this design for its acoustic, structural and aesthetic qualities. 100mm of FoamGlas provides 28dB acoustic reduction; it has high compressive strength, and the enclosed air pockets in its cellular glass structure make it dark in colour.
The pavilion is a stacked structure, with piles of FoamGlas to ballast the cantilevers that form the roof. These stacked blocks create an articulated surface, which together with the darkness of the material provide a mysterious volume that draws visitors in. The interior is quiet and cavernous, offering a confined space for sound and light installations.