Temporary Pavillions

Pavillions along the river Isar

Temporary, modular and multi-use.

P7_Exterior view

The Isar river banks are the characteristic landscape of Munich. Since its renaturation, the residents of Munich are increasingly using the inner-city Isar area as a recreational area.

In the summer you can go swimming, barbecuing and doing sports. With the increasing number of day-trippers the demand for gastronomic offers is growing. The existing Isar kiosks could boom – but often only reach a limited circle of users. Therefore, new pavilions should complement and / or replace the existing offer. The aim is to place attractive architectural building blocks with a limited useful life in these urban situations and thus existing urban spatial references strengthen or re-develop. The specific location qualities on the Isar should be given special consideration.


P7_Night view

For this Pavillion proposal, the main idea is to use a scaffolding system based on a 2mx2m raster which creates the main platform upon which the pavillions are fixed to. Scaffolding bars are combined together to create an exoskeleton for the double polycarbonate panel walls that allow for a better insulation and have a light installation between them, therefore also creating an icon, landmarks to follow in the dusk of the river.

The outer truss is completely separated from the structure and its function is none other than as a frame to hold the membranes which act as a sun shield.

P7_Construction Strategy

There are two types of pavillion. The areas that have a more permanent use consist of the full double polycarbonate panel cavity wall, with translucent insulation between the panels.

The other more temporal and quickly changed areas, such as for exhibitions, expositions, parties and events, consist of only one one polycarbonate panel, and some of the walls are substituted by a fabric roll down curtain that allows the enclosed area to become open, permeable and the remaining walls to be used as a background scenery or prop walls.

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