Camden Pavilion for Ecobuild

Sketch with construction details for pavilion.

A selection of MA and BA Architecture students were employed to design and build an exhibition stand for Camden Council’s Building Control at Ecobuild for this live project, .

Ecobuild is a trade fair that focuses on sustainable design, construction and energy and takes place at the ExCel Centre in East London every year. The stand was used to display some of the ecological and sustainable work Camden Building Control has been involved in over the years.

Provided with the standard metal shell stand given to all exhibitors, Camden Council wanted our students to design a freestanding structure that would conceal the stand’s basic metal frame and provide space for them to exhibit and showcase six key buildings they have worked on, ultimately making their display stand out from the rest of the Ecobuild exhibitors.  

Responding to real life constraints of time, budget and reusability our students designed a CNC cut, honeycomb cardboard structure that slotted around the metal shell frame. A 3D cardboard map of London provided a back drop for the stand and located all of the buildings Camden have worked on in the city.

After the 3-day exhibition, the bespoke stand was dismantled and reassembled in Camden Council’s Kings Cross offices.

Who was involved:

Camden Pavilion for Ecobuild was led by Spatial Practices tutor Emu Masuyama.

Participating students included:

MA Architecture:

  • Mikel Azcona Uribe,
  • Carla Motola,
  • Neba Sere.

BA Architecture, Stage 2:

  • Awais Ali, Tamara Bayramukova,
  • Kane Benten Carroleon,
  • Smile Chardenchokethavee,
  • Aditi Grg,
  • Ho Kai Lap,
  • Jacky Ma,
  • Yana Shulga,
  • Sindija Skilta.  

BA Architecture, Stage 3:

  • Manuela Cocco,
  • Jessica Denyer,
  • Karolina Krawczuk,
  • Kleanthis Kyriakou,
  • Isabel Lanzoni,
  • Rohit Nandha,
  • Dominique Olszewski,
  • Moetaz Osman,
  • Birute Petkute,
  • Lina Viluma.