A pavilion for Unicef “conveying” what Unicef itself represents.
A “display wall”: a screen, reflections, transparencies, information posters, all animate this wall, making it alive; the façade “speaks about” Unicef, it collects the moods of the surrounding world, it reflects them off the over dimensioned glass window; it conveys them through the screens with images taken from the “global village”.
People, the contexts where the pavilion is placed become an integral part of Unicef’s world.
The “container”: based on a free plan, can be adapted and made bigger, according to the various needs.
On the outside it is covered by a punctured, corrugated film: perception of reality is filtered from the inside. On the outside instead, the film shapes natural light just like the grooves of a column do. At night, the inside light filters towards the outside making the object luminous and incandescent.
In Michelangelo’s “Prigione”, we found the conceptual and formal reference of the project:
“In Michelangelo’s Slave...matter imprisons the spiritual principles in its phisicality; ...the spiritual principle freez itself from matter. They are movements of one process; the process of life; ...the Slave twist himself in the effort to find freedom...” ( G. C. Argan )
Temporary Mobile Pavilion for Unicef
Competition: _Mentioned Project
Area: _modular pavilion (50 sqm to 250 sqm)
Project: _Arch. Fabio Barilari
Collaborators: _Arch. Alessio Barilari - Arch. Olsi Dani