Burnham pavilion noviembre 18, 2009Posted by christian saucedo in Illumination of structures.
Tags: Illumination of structures, Illumination of structures- Auto active
Tipo. Iluminación de estructuras – auto activa
Autor. Zaha Hadid
Autor instalación. –
Edificio. Burnham pavilion
zaha hadid architects burnham pavilion recently opened in millennium park, chicago as part of the burnham plan centennial celebrations. the pavilion is composed of an intricate curved aluminium structure, with fabric skins tightly zipped around the metal frame to create the curvilinear shape. the interior skin also serves as the screen for a video installation by thomas gray that explores chicago’s past and future.
text from zaha hadid architects:
the burnham pavilion by zaha hadid architects triggers the visitors’ curiosity and encourages them to consider the future of chicago. the design merges new formal concepts with the memory of burnham’s bold, historic urban planning. superimpositions of spatial structures with hidden traces of burnham’s plan are overlaid and inscribed within the structure to create unexpected results.
The burnham plan centennial is all about celebrating the bold plans and big dreams of daniel burnham’s visionary plan of chicago. it’s about reinvention and improvement on an urban scale and about welcoming the future with innovative ideas and technologies. our design continues chicago’s renowned tradition of cutting edge architecture and engineering, at the scale of a temporary pavilion, whilst referencing the organizational systems of burnham’s plan.
the structure is aligned with a diagonal in burnham’s early 20th century plan of chicago. we then overlay fabric using contemporary 21st century techniques to generate the fluid, organic form – while the structure is always articulated through the tensioned fabric as a reminder of burnham’s original ideas.
fabric is both a traditional and a high-tech material whose form is directly related to the forces applied to it – creating beautiful geometries that are never arbitrary. I find this very exciting.