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'Ban' Pavilion / Orproject

'Ban' Pavilion / Orproject
© Jasper James and Orproject
© Jasper James and Orproject

Constructed for Beijing Design Week 2012, the ‘Ban’ pavilion draws inspiration from floral petals in the way the shape of the flower is created by its bent petals. Designed by Orproject, Ban is constructed from bent polymer sheets which form a self-supporting structure and create shapes and volume from a multitude of leaves. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Based on Orproject’s research into anisotropic sheet morphologies, the geometries have here been used in a structural orthogonal orientation and form a system of columns, arches and vaults, all based on single-curved elements. The resulting field of lines takes the viewer’s eye across the structure and into the sky, and like a giant flower Ban is hovering in the air above Beijing’s ancient Hutong roofs.

© Jasper James and Orproject
© Jasper James and Orproject

Architects: Orproject Location: Beijing, China Project Manager: Shuai Yang Project Team: Kevin Wang, Marian Ma, Qiuwen Shi Material: PETG Sponsors: SK Chemicals, Penghao Theatre Date: October 2012

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Ban' Pavilion / Orproject" 18 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/280395/ban-pavilion-orproject/> ISSN 0719-8884