Today Pavilion

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  • 2023

  • Architectural
    Installation Design

Designed By:

  • Studio Edwards
  • Today

Commissioned By:

Today

Designed In:

Australia

Developed as an immersive and interactive space to “pause, reflect, and contemplate brighter futures”, the Today Pavilion was inserted into the humming milieu of Purpose Conference 2022 at Eveleigh’s Carriageworks.


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  • Today is a social innovation agency and commissioned the pavilion as part of their brand launch and sponsorship of Purpose Conference 2022 at Carriageworks. They wanted to design a co-creative space that would invite a collaborative conversation on a brighter future; bringing together live musical performance and an interactive digital experience to facilitate discourse in the context of a conference themed around social and environmental impact.

  • Adopting a completely circular design approach, the demountable and reusable Pavilion structure is comprised of steel scaffold that is spooled in thick, felted recycled denim. The structure invites participants into the space, where more of this material is spooled on horizontal supports to provide seating, inviting recline. The space is designed to offer respite from the business of the conference, while providing connection to the audio and visual experience inside, and prompts to participate in the visioning activities. The transient architecture provides conference attendees with a memorable spatial encounter that encourages inhabitation, congregation, pause and reflection.

  • Today Pavilion is devised as a temporary, accountable architecture that reflects the ethics of the client and the design team. Adopting a completely circular design approach, the structure and fabric anticipate their next life as furniture elements and insulation in Today’s design studio that is currently under construction. Recycled denim wraps the structure, working as an acoustic dampener between the hum of the conference and the ambient sound works inside; a projection surface for video, a pin up board for visitors’ messages of hope and concerns for the future; while also providing a soft upholstery surface for seating.

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