The Cicada Pavilion was Built to Mimic Insect Morphology

By: Ady Floyd - Sep 23, 2015
References: tamatestudio & davidfrutos
Designers Tomás Amat and Pablo Belda of Tomás Amat Studio created the Cicada Pavilion, which pulled inspiration from the idea of insect morphology. The organic structure features a massive wavy dome of fluidly woven timber to represent the insect's tail. This portion leads into the body and then the head. Each section uses a new material to ensure distinct differentiation.

The 25-meter pavilion is a cultural space that features a kiosk-bar and restaurant. The structure makes use of the head and the body as storage and kitchen spaces. The body is made with colored metal bracing to add a playful twist to the overall facility. The Cicada Pavilion can be used year-round and is lit up during the dark nights.

The insect morphology pavilion is located within the gardens of a former tobacco factory in Spain.