KREOD – London Olympic Games

Only a month away and we are counting down the days to the start of the Summer Olympic Games in London.  For architects however it may be less about the games and more about seeing some of the amazing designs and construction that are brought to light from the games.  However today we are not checking out Zaha’s Aquatics Center, but a small pavilion under construction by a team of very young designers.  KREOD is to become an outdoor exhibition space in the Greenwich Peninsula during the London Olympic Game.  KREOD is a test to how we use digital design, fabrication construction, and approach sustainable design in today’s digital age.  Check it out after the jump!

LOCATION:  London Olympic Games
TEAM: KREOD – Chun Qing Li
YEAR: 2012

“KREOD is a sustainable, portable, demountable and multi-functional indoor or outdoor exhibition space. It promotes business, culture, wellbeing, architecture, art and design in Greenwich Peninsula during the London Olympic Games, and act as a positive exercise for all of those involved.

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The organic form is inspired by nature, resembling a seed. It celebrates new life and power of nature. KREOD consists of 3 compartments for the different types of exhibitions and activities. The footprint is going to be 60 square metres (3 x 20 square metres), and 3 metres high. The exhibition spaces can accommodate approximately 114 x A1 presentation panels, and 15 x plinth-based displays (500 x 500 x 900 mm). The pavilion can also function as a formal presentation space for up to 66 seated people, an informal gathering or a party space.

KREOD will sit on the castors (no trench or foundation is required) allowing the structure to be moved and rearranged into different forms and spaces during day and night. The pavilion can be located indoor or outdoor, providing maximum security, especially when three elements are pushed together to recreate a beautiful organic form. The structural design aims to show a sustainable and forward thinking building method in the digital age, challenging the new way of thinking, designing, engineering, fabricating and installing. The design will have the practical considerations for transportation, store, disassembly and reassembly i.e. stackable components, modularity, and longevity. KREOD pavilion will consider the environment and the lifecycle of the design work. For example, the choice of material will be sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly timber. KREOD also could be utilised as a media centre, popup bar, marketing and event space during the London Olympic Games 2012.

KREOD will be sold as an indoor/outdoor feature i.e office meeting pod, garden feature, bike shed. It will be a very sustainable way to extend the life of the pavilion beyond the exhibition. With a well planned and communicated marketing programme, KREOD has potential to engage the British public and international awareness during the London Olympic Games 2012.”

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