November 22, 2012, 12:00 pm

Bent polymer sheets refer to floral petals forming a beautiful self-supporting structure.

Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject in Beijing, China. Photography by Jasper James and Orproject.
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‘Ban is the latest pavilion by architects Orproject which has been constructed for the Beijing Design Week 2012. The Chinese title refers to floral petals, and similar to the way that the shape of a flower is created by its bent petals, Ban is constructed from bent polymer sheets which form a self-supporting structure and create shapes and volume from a multitude of leaves.

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.’

Text by Orproject
ARCHITECT: Orproject, London, UK. LOCATION: Beijing Design Week 2012, China. DESCRIPTION: Cultural / Pavilion. STATUS: completed. PROJECT MANAGER: Shuai Yang. PROJECT TEAM: Kevin Wang, Marian Ma, Qiuwen Shi. MATERIAL: PETG. SPONSORS: SK Chemicals, Penghao Theatre. DATE: October 2012. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Ban Pavilion by Orproject
Ban Pavilion by Orproject for the Beijing Design Week 2012, China

Bent polymer sheets refer to floral petals forming a beautiful self-supporting structure.

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