SIZE: APPROX. 5300 SQ FT +/-
LOCATION: BARCELONA, SPAIN
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
PROJECT TEAM: COLBY MAYES, TREVOR KIDD, SARA SEGURA, JUNSUKE SATO, BORNA KHALILNASSAB
An idea of movement and transcience drove the design of PopUp. Barcelona's harbor is a space defined by movement and acts as a nexus between the city and the sea. PopUp seeks to capture and facilitate this movement around the site and minimize its impact on the site as a temporary structure. The Pavilion consists of two components: 1. A series of lightweight aluminum structures with locking hinged frames enveloped by a perforated, translucent fabric. 2. A raised module platform that accommodates the programmatic requirements and circulation. PopUp can be prefabricated and shipped to the site, where assembly (and disassembly) can be completed in minimal time without harming the original state of the site. Inspired by "pop-up" cards, the aluminum structures are sheathed by a lightweight translucent fabric from a flat position, then raised 90 degrees and locked into place as a rigid frame. The frames are then placed on the modular platforms completing the assembly.