CHARLIE HEBDO PAVILION

‘Rock, paper, scissors’ shows the triumph of paper over rock – a seemingly thin and weightless matter overcoming something of greater mass. This idea was translated into the concept of the pavilion, employing a materiality of concrete (external surface finish) and paper (the roof form made up from ‘Richlite’ a compressed paper cladding material)

Although the internal exhibition is playful and engaging, stories of political and social oppression are communicated within parts of the external concrete, and on the satellite units that are intentionally detached from the main building.

Format: International design competition by ‘Bee Breeders’ to propose a portable exhibition structure.
Completed by Ben Couture, 2016