Composed of bundles of carefully arranged stainless steel rods, the Thicket Pavilion study 2.0 is created by architect Barkow Leibinger. located in Berlin, the original structure was erected as an installation for the ‘How soon is now’ exhibition and since then, the same concept has been turned into a pavilion offering a unique space for public encounter. The theme explores the boundaries between physical materiality and space-blurred by the structural system of the rods. The arrangement investigates a self-stabilizing frame that can be used for defining space, roof support and an overall system that can be adapted to any size or varying material.
Barkow Leibinger comments: ‘In this way the pavilion acts as a stage, a refuge, and a visually stimulating phenomenon. The intricate structure offers a myriad of visual effect including Moiré, transparency, translucency and opacity triggered by movement through the spaces and by those who occupy it.’
All images © Ina Reinecke / Barkow Leibinger