Our pavilion’s inspiration derives from natural structures which can be found on pine cones and reptile skin. Composed out of triangular folded units which are being stuck together with an overlap, the components are forming an active vault-like, shell structure. Our main aim was to achieve the largest possible span, by consuming the least possible material and fabrication time. This became possible after multiple phases of optimisation of component sizes and stacking angle. The final prototype consists of 213 units, having consumed only 100 1000×600 cardboard boards significantly less than the maximum material available for every team. Our active vault structure could offer various types of shelter and shading in a future digital city.
Mentor: Asterios Agkathidis
Students: Shuyan Bai, Shuhui Li, Qiaoyang Zhang + Li Li, Yijia Li, Shanshan Wang, Jingbo Zhu