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Akihisa Hirata's Bloomberg Pavilion Project is Inspired by Trees

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: hao.nu and todayandtomorrow.net
The Bloomberg Pavilion Project looks like a large sheet of crumple paper artfully arranged in such a way to provide some convenient and helpful shelter. Instead, this pavilion was actually inspired by a tree, which is highly symbolic in the Japanese culture. Considering that the art of origami is also a revered part of this culture, it is only natural that the two be melded for the creation of a stunning and meaningful structure.

Designed by Akihisa Hirata, the Bloomberg Pavilion Project is located at the entrance of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. This pavilion will be as exhibition space as well as a place for events and performances. The relaxed atmosphere created by the serenity of each fold and pleat is perfect for these purposes.