TED PAUSE

PAUSE was a pavilion designed as a temporary installation for the TED2017 conference. The unique design was the result of an international competition organized by DBR, challenging designers to create an outdoor space to reflect, gather, and interact.

PAUSE began as an international design competition to create a pavilion that questions the concept of personal space and interaction. After receiving over 60 submissions represented by 21 different countries, our jury selected Alsu Sadrieva’s submission as the overall winner. A student of the TIArch Studio at the Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering in Russia, Sadrieva was in Vancouver for the final construction stages of the pavilion and attended the TED2017 conference as a part of her prize.

The PAUSE pavilion was pre-fabricated using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels donated by Structurlam. The roof panels of the structure were assembled from dimensional lumber donated by Interfor and weatherproofed with shrink wrap. The approximately 150 stools that hang from the walls of the structure were cut from Birch plywood with CNC technology and cushioned with either preserved moss, or donated wool felt from Filzfelt.

After the TED2017 conference, the pavilion will continue to serve as a gathering place through event installations throughout the Vancouver area, with hopes of a permanent site to engage the local community in continued conversation.

Photography: Ema Peter

 

ORGANIZERS

Michael Green | DBR Founder + Director
Eric Karsh | DBR Director
Scott Hawthorn | DBR Director
Whitney Robinson | DBR Program Director
James Munns | Project Lead - Build
Stuart Lodge | Project Lead - Design
Jasmine Koh | DBR Program Assistant

DESIGNER

Alsu Sadrieva | TIArch Studio, Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering, Russia

VOLUNTEERS

Angela Hopkins
Asher DeGroot
Bryce Duyvewaardt
Cosette Ramsay
Dalvir Nanara
Eddy Munns
Emma Nelson
Harry Olson
Iain Reid
Jordan van Dijk

Kevin Pardy
Marie-Claire Bligh
Maya Moukaddem
Milan Nikic
Neil Manchon
Richard Zhou
Sam Munns
Soubhi Mobassaleh
Terence Martin
Terence Walsh

 

COMPETITION FINALISTS

AFFORDABLE HOUSING MATTERS

Ning Xu– Canada
Dalhousie University

 

POLE TO PAVILION

Karl Ahlund, Carl Jarneving – Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology

APERTURE

Nicky van den Aardweg, Wendy Reece, Paul Kraus, Chris Reid – South Africa
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

 

SPIRAL OF KNOWLEDGE

Alecsander Gonçalves, Deyvison Estevam Madeira, Mônica Moreira da Silva –  Brazil
Universidade São Judas Tadeu

 

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