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NGV Summer Pavilion II

City, Country Melbourne, Australia
Client National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Architect Grimshaw Architects
Services Structural Engineering
Competition 2016, Participation

Bollinger+Grohmann supported the team of Grimshaw Architetcs with structural advice for the annual NGV Summer pavilion competition. The design responds to the immediate context of the NGV Gardens. The design specifically celebrates the Arts Centre: the spire is a landmark of civic pride, ambition, compromise, hope and, ultimately, material innovation.

The construction materials are static nylon rope and 450 x 450 Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) blocks to form the primary structural elements. The design is based on a modular construction system. The LVL blocks – which are assembled on the ground to achieve the desired geometry and then lifted and fixed into position through tensioned cables – can be assembled into different configurations to form street furniture as well.

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