Paper Tube Pavilion
India Design ID13
It was a concept pavilion made of paper tubes, which is essentially a waste material from many industries. The entire pavilion was conceptualised and built in Ahmedabad and was then transported to Delhi for its launch at the event India Design 2013.
Whilst the use of paper tubes was part of the brief, the main challenge was to design a system that could bring paper tubes together to create interesting and varying forms. The system we came up with involved stitching the tubes with metal wire and creating a fabric of paper tubes.This system allowed flexibility and gave us enough formal freedom. What we came up with was a bottom-up process that enabled us to use paper tubes in varied conditions and uses. The construction itself was highly deployable,dry, quick and ecologically friendly. Bio Pavilion is proud to be the first paper tube structure in India designed for outdoors.
Through this pavilion we are able to stretch the limits of the material’s usability by demonstrating that it can be used as a component to develop systems for creating forms and spaces that are contemporary and non-conventional without loosing its structural and visual qualities.