Concéntrico 05 pavillion 

competition winners!

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what     Main pavillion for Concéntrico Festival 05

where   Logroño, Madrid and Oviedo, Spain

when     May 2019 (Logroño) / June-September (Madrid) / October (Oviedo)

with       Gadea Burgaz Andrés, produced by Kuma Estructuras

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Wooden pavilion, structurally Gothic and without screws. It was the winning project of the open call for the pavilion cathegory of Logroño's Concentric0 05 Architecture International Festival. After its first ephemeral assembly in the Plaza de las Escuelas Trevijano in Logroño in May 2019, it has been installed in the courtyard of the Goethe-Institut in Madrid, open to the public during the months of June, July and September 2019. Later, it moved to Oviedo, surrounding an oak tree in Porlier Square, as part of the Oviedo's White Night event in October 2019. Two weeks later, the pavillion left for Seville in Miguel's truck where it is still resting, for the time being. The dry assembly and the symmetry of the pieces have allowed the pavilion to adopt different spatial and chromatic configurations in each place.

It is an open pavilion but covered by sections. You enter and leave through 15 doors, you look out through 13 windows. There are 13 apparently identical porticoes that unfold radially around the tree, a meeting place to sit. The aim was to build it with no other elements than those provided by the competition: 5 plywood panels for the joints and 40 sandwich panels, cut into a subtle composition of curves, full and empty, which allows every part of the wood to be used, without waste or remnants. The rectangular board is deconstructed and arranged generating this singular geometry until it is not recognized.

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Pabellón de madera, estructuralmente gótico y sin tornillos. Fue el proyecto ganador de la convocatoria abierta del pabellón del Festival
Internacional de Arquitectura de Logroño Concéntrico 05. Tras su primer montaje efímero en la Plaza de las Escuelas Trevijano de Logroño en mayo de 2019, ha sido instalado en el patio del Goethe-Institut de Madrid, abierto al público durante los meses de junio, julio y septiembre de
2019. Posteriormente se trasladó a Oviedo, rodeando una encina de la plaza de Porlier, como parte de la Noche Blanca de Oviedo en Octubre de 2019. Dos semanas más tarde, partió hacia Sevilla en el camión de Miguel donde aún descansa, de momento. El ensamblaje en seco y la simetría de las piezas han permitido que el pabellón adopte configuraciones espaciales y crómaticas diferentes en cada lugar.

Es un pabellón abierto pero cubierto por tramos. Se entra y se sale por 15 puertas, se mira por 13 ventanas. Son 13 pórticos aparentemente idénticos que se despliegan radialmente alrededor del árbol, un lugar de reunión donde sentarse. El objetivo era construirlo sin más elementos que aquellos proporcionados por el concurso: 5 tableros de contrachapado para las uniones y 40 tableros sándwich despiezados en una sutil composición de curvas, llenos y vacíos que permite aprovechar cada parte de la madera, sin desperdicios ni retales. El tablero rectangular se deconstruye y dispone generando esta geometría singular hasta el no reconocimiento del mismo.

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interior green elevation

exterior blue elevation

sandwich panels pattern

plywood panels pattern

small pieces catalog

exterior joint detail

interior articulation detail

wip picture of foundation pieces

early morning in Madrid

work in progress in Logroño

lunch time in Logroño

person sitting under the tree

Gadea and I with 

foundation detail

lunch time in Madrid

lots of kids playing in Logroño (even a communion photoshoot)

Graphic design for goethe-Institut flyers

A few pieces by the car in Oviedo while building 

Night in Oviedo

edited picture of sandwich panels A and A'. a few cuts to decompose the rectangle

This way the pavilion is folded back to its original shape and easy to transport

Miguel, about to leave with the pavillion and his truck from Oviedo to Sevilla, where the pieces rest now

early morning in Logroño before finishing the works 

Last but not least, big thanks to every person that help and supported this project. thank you.

Gadea and I talking in mount fuji, 2015

''Y Magritte, que ya lo sabía'' 

-postcard from Gadea, 2018

Pablo Losa Fontangordo

pablosfont(at)gmail(dot)com

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