The Termite Pavillion

The Termite Pavilion was the centre piece of the PESTIVAL 2009 exhibition at the Southbank Centre. in London. At six metre squared, the walk-in structure, inspired by the inside of a Namibian termite mound, allowed Pestival goers a unique insight into these extraordinary organic forms.

For the Termite Pavilion, a team of architects and engineers selected a central section a termite mound scan and scaled it up to a size which would allow humans to move through it. The structure made from KLH cross-laminated timber, arrived in kit form, and was put together on site in 3 days.

 

The Termite Pavillion

Project Team

Architect: Softroom Architects

Engineers: atelier one

The Termite Pavillion

The Termite Pavillion