Portsoken Pavilion by Make Architects. New pavilion and landscaped public square

Portsoken Pavilion by Make Architects. Courtesy by Make Architects
17/07/2018
Portsoken Pavilion by Make Architects. New pavilion and landscaped public square
[LON] UK
metalocus, ANA MENÉNDEZ
Portsoken Pavilion by Make Architects. Courtesy by Make Architects

Portsoken Pavilion, a sculptural structure by Make Architects that is part of the transformation process of the City of London Corporation of an old gyratory in a high-quality public space. New pavilion and landscaped public square has replaced former gyratory and subways.

The Pavilion designed by Make Architects offers a new public service for the city and improves the connection between the two distinctive heritage buildings on both sides of the new square. Portsoken Pavilion meets the ground in only three points of support, the space between them is covered with glazing. Corten steel cladding panels form the rigid structural skin that covers the pavilion.
 

Descripción del proyecto por Description of project by Make Architects

Portsoken Pavilion, a sculptural monocoque structure by Make Architects, has been unveiled as part of the City of London Corporation’s transformation of a former gyratory into a high-quality public space.

The former complex roundabout, with its series of pedestrian subways, has been the subject of intense development for over six years to ...read more

Team
Aecom, Air3, Cantifix Glazing, Fluid Str
uctures, Kier, Littlehampton Welding
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Make Architects

Make is a different architecture practice. Founded by Ken Shuttleworth in 2004, it is a company owned by employees. The practice pursues a process of democratic design in which the opinions of all are valued.

It has more than 150 workers between London, Hong Kong and Sydney that provide various services s...read more