UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/post_award/post_award_contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
75th Book Fair Lisbon
75th Lisbon Book Fair, General Fair layout, built cafeteria and auditorium, Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon, Portugal (Design team: marcosandmarjan; collaboration: João Albuquerque, Marco Sacchi, Shui Liu, Wanda Yu-Ying Hu; Graphic Design: Barbara Says; Associate Architects: Guedes Viinikainen; Construction: Contubos; Laser cutting: Lasindustria). The Pavilion of the 75th Lisbon Book Fair (2005), comprises the design and construction of a temporary pavilion for an auditorium (150 people), a self-service cafeteria, and a separate information pavilion. Questions: (1) How to use the programme and site impositions to create a low-tech yet sophisticated and highly experiential public building? (2) How to utilize digital modelling and manufacturing technologies within an extremely tight budget and construction schedule? Aims/Objectives: (1) To enhance the topographic and panoramic experience of the site through the building. The auditorium and cafeteria create an amphitheatre-like zone, thus exposing the auditorium’s cultural activities while at the same time appreciating the city view. (2) To maximize CAD and CAD/CAM technologies during the design process (six weeks) in order to build the 1,000m2 pavilion in the shortest time (four weeks). (3) To conceive a sustainable design in line with the temporary nature of the building. Contexts: The building can be understood in the line of contemporary investigations in which highly innovative digital technologies in the design process are applied to extremely low-tech and cheap construction techniques (below ¤400,000), for example scaffolding with laser-cut mdf cladding. Methods: The research involved the testing of various programmatic solutions and different site locations; extensive 3D computer modelling and visualizations and their application to a recyclable metal scaffolding and laser-cut MDF cladding. The project has been exhibited in numerous places (exhibitions include Habitar Portugal in Lisbon 2006 and the 237th Royal Academy General Summer Exhibition 2006). It has received highly positive reviews in international magazines such as Costruire (cover), Jornal Público, JA Jornal Arquitectos, and Arq./a 2005, as well as major Portuguese newspapers such as the Independente, Jornal de Notícias and Diário de Notícias (25.05.05), and Expresso (21.05.05). eprints.ucl.ac.uk/9768/1/9768.pdf
2 Researchers
 More search options
Status: Complete
Themes
Topic-related Countries
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by