Article source: Emmi Keskisarja, Pekka Tynkkynen & LEAD
The Dragon Skin Pavilion is an architectural installation designed and built for the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture. The Pavilion utilises a newly developed environmentally friendly material called “post-formable” plywood, which incorporates layers of adhesive film to allow easy single-curved bending without the need for steam or extreme heat. With no material loss, a CNC mill divided 21 of these 8×4 plywood sheets into eight identical squares, and accurately cut the unique connection slots that were programmed into the pavilion geometry by computer.
- Architects: Emmi Keskisarja, Pekka Tynkkynen & LEAD
- Project: Dragon Skin Pavilion
- Location: Shenzhen Pavilion, Kowloon Park – Roof Garden 2, Hong Kong S.A.R.
- Design: EDGE Laboratory for Architectural and Urban Research, Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture; Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD)
- Design Team: KristofCrolla (LEAD), Sebastien Delagrange (LEAD), Emmi Keskisarja (EDGE), PekkaTynkkynen (EDGE)
Client: 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture
- Project Dimensions: 4.5m (width) x 3.5m (depth) x 2.5m (height)
- Photography: Dennis Lo Designs