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SUNBRELLA COMPETITION

THE FUTURE OF SHADE

Wellness garden

 

Jury Choice

 

Collaboration in post-production of images: Julia Morgado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRATEGY

1 TEMPORARY EVENTS
To design a system in order to improve wellness in harsh outdoor spaces, making them suitable for a wide range of outdoor temporary events.

2 GRID OF FUNCTIONAL UNITS
To create a grid of cross-shaped timber units with the use of prefabricated structural modules without a façade.
The distance between them is previously fixed, but it’s flexible. The area density is modifiable depending on the type of event. These modules have a unique structure but they can be adapted to host different functions. Benches, tables, vertical gardens, cinema screens etc. could be suited inside of them.

3 PATTERN
An isotropic fabric pattern links these structural units. This pattern could be infinitely extended. It forms open rectangular voids between fabrics allowing ventilation and refreshing this area in a sustainable way. Artificial grass carpets mirror this pattern on the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fabrics allow flexibility in the distance between functional units. A rolling system could be used to close or spread the fabrics. The fabrics are used as a link that defines this space. Fabrics connect people in this area.

4 VERTICAL BOUNDARIES
Fabrics and gardens are used as vertical filters. They protect people from the wind, they refresh and provide shade, therefore generating different kinds of areas and defining their boundaries.

5 HORIZONTAL FABRIC FAÇADE VIEWPOINTS.
Stacking combinations can be created with the structural module. They are visual landmarks, viewpoints of this outdoor pattern.
View points of this new horizontal fabric façade.