The 5th annual Anthology Architecture and Design Festival centers around the theme “Think Architecture.” This year the festival will be building a pavilion to establish a platform for the exploration and discussion of ideas that can help evolve architecture to address the issues of a changing world. The pavilion will gather together all the speakers and lecturers from the festival to sit down and discuss their view and ideas on architecture and its developing movements.
WTA, along with Boysen, are honored to present the Anthology Pavilion that provides a forum to exchange ideas and promote architecture.
Many of our ideas have their starting point with the setting and program from which we draw inspiration. This pavilion is an exploration of impermanence and the up cycling of easily constructed and available materials. No virgin materials were used for the construction. The timber frames come from wood recovered from old electric posts while the floors are made of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets. The structure is then clad in recycled plastic sheets that can be used as a writing board for the various activities. It is meant to have no footprint and leave behind the setting as it was found.
Interesting and delightful creations usually arise from unexpected situations. The use of lightweight and discarded materials emphasizes the pavilions ephemerality and sits in juxtaposition with the permanence of the stone walls of the 400-year-old fort and the concrete ruins of the American barracks. It is a collection of stories set down to visit a place of history. This creates a kind of interplay with the past and a search for new possibilities.
In our design process, program pretty much dictates form. The 3 wings of the pavilion emanate from a program which consists of 3 spaces conjoined in a series of twisting vertices. This hub acts as the center of the pavilion from which extends the workroom, lounge, and cafe. The varying transparencies are opaque, translucent, and clear as needed, providing both privacy from and visual connectivity with the festival grounds. It also creates an interesting wall system that is adaptable to whatever short-term relief spaces we might require in times of increasing uncertainty.
Wood Frames Old Electric Posts Kuya Elie Sawmill, Laguna
Wood Flooring Shipping Pallets Star Paper Corp, QC.
Lighting Landlite Corporation
The proposed pavilion is intended to be a place to produce a white paper and encourage architectural discourse and dialogue. It is an installation that invites the exchange and debate of ideas. The pavilion includes a snack bar by Boysen, a lounge and a workspace during the three-day festival. As a temporary structure, the pavilion is kept light and wrapped with recycled stretched plastic. The facade has three transparencies, ranging from transparent to translucent to opaque. With the pavilion resting within the trees of Intramuros, the transparency aims to blur the built and the natural. The intersection of two pure forms serves as the meeting point of the two main spaces and functions as the apex of the structure. The transparencies expose the structural components of the pavilion – a nod to architecture’s stripping to its skeleton, its purest form. The interior will be filled with hanging lightbulbs to emphasize the Anthology Festival 2020 theme – Think Architecture
The pavilion is a temporary structure that hosted the best and the brightest minds in architecture for Anthology Sessions from Feb 7-9 at Anthology Festival 2020. It will remain in place for 3 months and serve as a space for various events and activities in Fort Santiago.
It has an area of 113.6 sqm with an apex of 3.2 m and was built in 10 days. The following is the manpower involved in its planning and construction for the pavilion.
WTA Architecture and Design Studio
William Ti, Jr.
Justin Rencer Wee Eng