ACE Pavilion / Sameep Padora & Associates

© Raju Shukla
© Raju Shukla

Architect: Sameep Padora & Associates
Location: Mumbai, India
Client: Galeecha India Pvt. Ltd.
Design Team: Sameep Padora, Shashank Srivastava
Cost: 3,500 USD
On-Site Assemblage: 36 hours
Drawings: Shashank Srivastava
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Raju Shukla

© Raju Shukla © Raju Shukla © Raju Shukla © Raju Shukla

A temporary pavilion for an exhibitor during the ACE Construction Expo in Mumbai, India was modelled and constructed using parametric software.

Acrylic Model 01
Acrylic Model 01
© Raju Shukla
© Raju Shukla

The structure measuring 20 meters by 6 meters is made of 110 industrially die cut and laser-cut corrugated  members.
Slotted system slits ensured that members perpendicular to each other at intersections lock in enabling a rigid grid that has structural capacities.

Post the exhibition the cardboard was recycled by the manufacturer.

Cite: "ACE Pavilion / Sameep Padora & Associates" 15 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>


  • sap

    beautiful pavilion… simple installation n a beautiful concept…. good change than the regular boring ones… bravo:)

  • Viraj

    good work Sameep, Wish I could visit your pavilion in person

  • Himanshu

    hey !!

  • Nicholas Patten

    Unique: ACE Pavilion.

  • public eye

    Well, when you have seen enough egg-crate designs, you will think that it is just another egg-crate.

  • roy

    simplified yet interesting enough. a perfect/simple solution to a simple design problem. you just can’t compare egg crates and this system. both might be of the same material employed in differently.
    good job!

  • dito

    I think the roof is well executed. I would have like d to see the lights integrated into it somehow and perhaps more of a connection to the rest of the space..the floor and walls don’t really compliment it well. Over all cool.

  • architect sunil toye

    Dear sameep,
    Excellent effort at ace,i wish i was their i am persuing my Ph.D.on cardboard architecture i immediately need your address.Iam presently working as prof. in architecture at PIADS,NAGPUR.Ialso urgently seek info regarding the laser cutting agency i shall be highly obliged if you send the contacts immediately,thanking you in anticipation.
    yours sincerely
    Prof. Sunil Toye