Toronto, ON

Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Pavilion which is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, comprises two highly curved walls which are separated at the bottom and gradually integrate into one at the top to create functional space between the walls below. The pavilion is approximately 14 m tall and 27 m long, and is comprised entirely of stacked hollow fiberglass tubes with a cross-sectional dimension of approximately 0.5 m and 0.4 m in the horizontal and vertical directions, respectively, with various extruded short lengths. The assembly of diagonally stacked tubes, 53 horizontal by 34 vertical, creates a curvilinear solid appearance along the pedestrian path through the structure as viewed from the north and south elevations, and a transparent rectangular appearance from the east and west elevations which align with the open ends of the tubes. The sculpture will be temporarily erected at 489-539 King Street West in Toronto, Ontario, and relocated to other cities in the future.

Toronto, ON
Cladding pressures are structural wind loads are measured in 1:75 scale in wind tunnel. Due to the complexity of the model, the model was designed and analyzed with great details and state-of-the-art theory on extracting design wind loads as wind pressure distribution the entire surface of the pavilion.