Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR

Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR

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  • Architects: S-AR
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2852 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Eivind Lauritzen
  • Lead Architects: César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza
  • Collaborators: Carlos Morales, María Sevilla, Naarahí Rojas
  • Curator And Curatorial Concept: Théo-Mario Coppola
  • Associate Curator: Håkon Lillegraven
  • Biennial Director: Dag Aak Sveiner
  • Supervision And Production Manager Of Work: Eivind Karlsen – Galleri F 15
  • Construction: Petter Johansen de Thu & Johansen
  • Country: Norway
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Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen

Text description provided by the architects. S-AR has developed a project of three temporary wooden structures for House of Commons. These pavilions are respectfully placed in the natural landscapes at Alby and in the Alby Park on the island of Jeløya. Produced from local wood and recycled materials, they are designed to avoid causing any permanent damage. Each will be used to present projects and performances over the course of the biennale.

Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen
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Pavilion 01
Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen
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Axonometric 01
Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen

The Platform Pavilion is placed in a dense spruce forest and houses the work of Siri Hermansen. The Staircase Pavilion is situated below Alby Farm, where a former workers’ home was located, and it houses the work of Daisuke Kosugi. The Cylinder Pavilion is located in Alby Park and will host local projects, mediation, outreach and education activities.

Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen
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Axonometric 02
Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography, Fence
© Eivind Lauritzen
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Pavilion 02
Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Interior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen

A particular situation takes place in each pavilion. An enclosed happening meets the open sky at the Cylinder Pavilion, a circular boundary defines inside and outside. The discovery of a sieved view at the Stairs Pavilion, a stair contained in a wooden cage. A confrontation between open and closed occurs at the Platform Pavilion, an exhibition space contained in an open lookout.

Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen
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Pavilion 03
Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Interior Photography, Brick, Facade
© Eivind Lauritzen

The constructive quality of these structures is defined by assembly and repetition of components. The main structures are built with single modules made of pine wood studs and planks repeated and positioned to create the enclosure, favoring a simple and logical construction.

Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen

Pine wood was chosen as the main construction material in accordance to both the natural condition of the site and the ephemeral quality of the event. Through time it is intended for wood to decay, to show the effect of the elements and become ever changing structures. 

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Model 01
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Model 02
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Model 03

Nature elements: light, air, matter, distance… Constructive elements: pieces, platforms, lattices, assembles… Symbolic architecture elements: stairs, windows, doors… Geometric elements: square, triangle, circle, cylinder…

Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR - Exterior Photography
© Eivind Lauritzen

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Address:Jeløya, Moss, Norway

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Cite: "Modular Pavilions for the Momentum 11 Biennial / S-AR" [Pabellones modulares para la bienal Momentum 11 / S-AR] 22 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/970633/modular-pavilions-for-the-momentum-11-biennial-s-ar> ISSN 0719-8884

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