Tokyo 2020; Finland / Metsä Pavilion by Helin & Co

Metsä Pavilion Tokyo 2020. Design by Helin & Co.

 

Architects’ description:

Helin & Co Designs Metsä Pavilion for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
Helin & Co Architects is designing a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The pavilion will rise to the site of the Finnish Embassy in Japan, which is centrally located in Tokyo near the Roppongi district.

The long traditions of wood architecture in both Japan and Finland have been taken into consideration in the design process. “The pavilion is approachable and authentic while being stylish and of high quality at the same time,” says Pekka Helin, architect of the pavilion.

One of the carrying themes is sustainability, and in the future the building will be used for other purposes as well. “Once the pavilion is no longer needed, it can be demolished, sent to another location and rebuilt there. The main idea is to demonstrate to the pavilion visitors how in Finland, wood is used ecologically and sustainably,” Helin says.

The Metsä pavilion is a versatile space where many kinds of different events, such as seminars, exhibitions and parties can be organized. The pavilion will also serve as a meeting place for Finland’s Olympic team during the Summer Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. The pavilion will be built by Metsä Group and Business Finland.

 

Source and more images: Website Helin & Co

Rio 2016; Nike No Limits Pavilion

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
  • Type: Temporary pavilion / pop-up store
  • Client: Nike
  • Design: Studio GTM Cenografia
  • Location: Olympic Boulevard, Praça XV, Rio de Janeiro

 

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Rio 2016; Samsung Galaxy Studio (UNStudio)

©Joana França
©Joana França

 

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio design the Samsung Galaxy Studio at Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Following an international competition to design the main Samsung showcase at the Olympic Park Pavilion, UNStudio was engaged to develop a design that builds on the brand’s history with the Olympic Games.

Samsung Electronics has been a Worldwide Olympic Sponsor in the Wireless Communications Equipment category since the Nagano 1988 Olympics. The design goal for the Samsumg Galaxy Studio was to develop an immersive visitor experience that incorporates pivotal design elements from the Samsung Galaxy brand philosophy.

The Galaxy Studio was specifically designed to help visitors embrace the excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and celebrate the Olympic spirit, enabling them to create, capture and share their own experiences.

 

“The showcase exemplifies the theatre of multi-sensorial experiences that become possible when culture meets commerce. Providing an immersive retail experience that shifts from transaction to entertainment, the Samsung studio invites the visitor to experience the brand through storytelling and the simulation of real-world experiences. At once a theatre and a gallery, the pavilion demonstrates what we can look forward to in the future of retail.”

Ben van Berkel

 

The creative guidelines from Samsung Electronics called for a design that is clean and that uses simple lines, taking visual cues from the contemporary product lineup. As a result UNStudio developed a series of interpretative designs that aligned with the brand’s vision in 2016.

 

“The aspiration for the architecture was to facilitate a canvas for imbedded technology, interaction and memorable sensorial experiences for the visitors.”

Ben van Berkel

 

 

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Rio 2016; Sponsor Pavilions Barra Olympic Park

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Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

 

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Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

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