Pavilion proposal for the Festival of Architecture

Edinburgh is a city of stories and myths which lie somewhere between fact and fiction. Our proposal in collaboration with Graeme Massie Architects for a pavilion for Edinburgh at the pop-up cities expo builds on this narrative, to propose a ghost pavilion.

A fleeting apparition, ephemeral and ethereal.

The pavilion takes the form of a 5mx5m room with an articulated roofscape – appropriate to its location, with the Old Town skyline as a backdrop. The base and generous high level apertures are clad with white, translucent polycarbonate, while the roofs are faced in lightly reflective, galvanised steel sheets. Together the materials and form combine to give the pavilion a clear identity both by day and by night, when the polycarbonate cladding is lit to dramatic effect.