People’s Pavilion 2023: Team Re-Wild collaborates with Elliott Wood engineers – Latest
Our engineers were delighted to collaborate with Team Re-Wild for the 2023 People’s Pavilion, a design competition open to young East Londoners aged 14-18. The programme offers these students the chance to work alongside practices from the built environment to develop a concept and design. The winning design, determined by a popular vote, will be constructed as a temporary structure open to the public this summer.
During the February term break, four students belonging to Team Re-Wild met Elliott Wood engineers to learn about engineering principles that could be applied to their ambitious design. Entitled ‘Bouquet Pavilion’, their design is inspired by the communal aspect of nature. Team Re-Wild hopes that their design will bring people together to socialise in a diverse and inclusive environment.
After learning about the principles of sustainable design and the circular economy, the students chose design materials that would best reflect these practices. Bushra Raofi explained, ‘We decided for the beams to be aluminium steel instead of timber because timber requires layers, and in between the layers there is a lot of glue. If we used timber, we’re not going to be able to reuse that piece of material, whereas even though steel is not environmentally friendly in its production, for this project it can be reusable because this is a temporary Pavilion. Once [the Pavilion] is taken apart, that steel is more likely to be used again than the timber.’
After working with our engineers on the structural details of their design, Team Re-Wild headed to Heatherwick Studio to turn their design into a three-dimensional model, which is now displayed alongside its six other competitors in an interactive exhibition at Morris + Company in Hackney.
Congratulations to all of the teams on creating these extraordinary Pavilion designs and concepts. The vote closes on Friday, March 17. View all the projects here: People's Pavilion 2023 - Beyond The Box — Beyond the Box (beyondtheboxcic.com)