Unfolding pavilion

Program: Pavilion
Team: Office De Architectura
Sculptor: Simonas Šidlauskas
Type: Commission
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Client: Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022
Year: 2020
Photos: Martynas Plepys

We were approached to design a flexible, mobile pavilion for numerous exhibitions and social activities. By having a very open brief we decided to create a very flexible structure – one that can work as a small room or a big exhibition wall and fit in a standard van. Without having a fixed location we envisioned an object which can adapt to different needs and environments and proposed an unfolding structure.

The unfolding pavilion can be extended during the day, folded and locked during the night. It is made from modular segments, thereby it can vary in shapes and sizes based on a particular event or available space.