On Thursday 16th May I was booked to photograph the unveiling of a sculpture, "The Peace Pavilion", in the gardens of the V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets.
The Peace Pavilion is self-supporting, measures 4m in height, 62 square metres in area and is inflated with 47 cubic metres of air. It was designed by a Paris-based architecture practice called AZC (Atelier Zundel Cristea) for a competition organised by ArchTriumph.
The brief was to design a structure for the 2013 Triumph Pavilion on the theme of 'Peace', to provide an interactive space for people to stand in, walk around, sit in and engage with. The annual Triumph Pavilion is a showcase, sponsored by ArchTriumph to highlight the work of either an architect or a design team.
The unveling was officiated by Toastmaster, James Hasler and the mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, followed by a drinks reception in the Museum of Childhood. (Catering by Clerkenwell Green and music by harpist, Katya Herman).
The Peace Pavilion will remain in place until 10th June (unless approval is granted for an extension), and is expected to be sold to a collector or a museum. Next year's Triumph Pavilion is expected to be entitled "Dream Pavilion".
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