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75 Perfected Pavilions

From Perforated Cell-Like Airports to Cavernous Ice Rink Pavilions

— March 22, 2014 — Eco
Architects from all over the world have experimented and pushed the boundaries when designing pavilions. One of the latest for China features a wave-like structure, which encourages incorporating natural elements into cities and having these two opposing forces work more as one.

Other incredible pavilions include the Mumbai Airport, which was inspired by peacock feathers and traditional Indian art. The look of the roof is perforated and cell-like, and the interior holds up to 40 million people a year who are passing through. Another sustainable structure in Germany is made from 90% recyclable material, mostly bioplastic.

These pavilions demonstrate the extent architects will go to think into the future and re-design traditional structures. They are quite literally building and shaping the future and look of certain cities around the world.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
74
Illuminated Atomic Pavilions
Illuminated Atomic Pavilions
SOL Dome is a Remarkably Lightweight Structure that Alights at Night
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73
Bubble-Resembling Pavilions
Bubble-Resembling Pavilions
Aeropolis by Plastique Fantastique is Futuristic
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72
Oceanic Recreation Pavilions
Oceanic Recreation Pavilions
The Liège Ice Rink by L’Escaut is Built to Resemble a Whal
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71
Restored Rustic Wood Pavilions
Restored Rustic Wood Pavilions
The Pines Pavilion Rebuilds a Nightclub After a Devastating Fire
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70
Sinuous Desert-Like Pavilions
Sinuous Desert-Like Pavilions
The UAE Pavilion Mimics Sand Dunes
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69
Looping Timber Pavilions
Looping Timber Pavilions
The Ribbon Folly is a Delightful Fixture in the Contemporary Cityscape
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68
Neon Housing Pavilions
Neon Housing Pavilions
The Shelter Island House by Stamberg Aferiat and Associates is Vividly Bold
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67
Natural Galactic Pavilions
Natural Galactic Pavilions
The Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012 References Nature
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66
Personified Pavilions
Personified Pavilions
Party by ROTGANZEN Features a Funky Tent for Fiesta Moments
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65
Opening Origami Pavilions
Opening Origami Pavilions
The Make Kiosk Unfolds Like Paper to Provide Pop-Up Outdoor Shops
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64
Hexagonal Recreational Pavilions
Hexagonal Recreational Pavilions
The Jiading Community Pavilion Takes Inspiration From Old China
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63
Multi-Aesthetic Paper Pavilions
Multi-Aesthetic Paper Pavilions
The IE Paper Pavilion by Shigeru Ban is Ready for Purposeful Use
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62
Gilded Leaved Pavilions
Gilded Leaved Pavilions
Els Encants Vells by b720 Arquitectos Casts Golden Reflections
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61
City Street Pavilions
City Street Pavilions
The Dutch Submission for The Shanghai World Expo is a Happy Home
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60
Wonky Slanting Grid Pavilions
Wonky Slanting Grid Pavilions
The Jubilee Pavilion is Angled Towards the Heart of Karlsruhe
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59
Orange Metallic Pavilions
Orange Metallic Pavilions
The La Ville Intelligente Shows the Future of Paris
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58
Cloud Simulating Pavilions
Cloud Simulating Pavilions
The Blur Building by Diller Scofido + Renfro Mystifies on the Water
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57
Forested Facade Pavilions
Forested Facade Pavilions
The MS Lounge is an Innovative Recycled Event Space
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56
Perforated Cell-Like Airports
Perforated Cell-Like Airports
This Mumbai Airport is Inspired by Peacock Feathers & Indian Designs
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55
Wave-Like Pavilions
Wave-Like Pavilions
China's Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Has a Flowing Design
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54
Igloo-Shaped Pavilions
Igloo-Shaped Pavilions
The 'Iglounge' is a Warm Party Haven
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53
Illustrated Paper Pavilions
Illustrated Paper Pavilions
The Stockholm Pavilion by Kustaa Saksi and Gert Wingårdh is Decei
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52
Enviro Promoting Pavilions
Enviro Promoting Pavilions
The GreenOpolis is Romania's Answer to All Your Problems
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51
Solarific See-Through Pavilions
Solarific See-Through Pavilions
'Paul de Ruiter Architects' Designs an Amazing Eco Structure
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50
Angular Peek-a-Boo Pavilions
Angular Peek-a-Boo Pavilions
The Arteixo Tourism Office is Modern and Eco-Friendly in Design
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49
Luxurious Curvilinear Pavilions
Luxurious Curvilinear Pavilions
K2LD Architects Designed This Beautiful Ciruclar Room
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48
Communal Oblong Pavilions
Communal Oblong Pavilions
The Make Architects Weihei Structure is Curved Throughout
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47
Crime-Fighting Pavilions
Crime-Fighting Pavilions
The Social Technologies Project Combines Architecture with Digital Tools
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46
Psychedelic Temporary Pavilions
Psychedelic Temporary Pavilions
One Fine Day's The Treehugger Sheds Light on Computational Designs
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45
Biblical Pavilions
Biblical Pavilions
Jan Vranovsky's Ark Pavilion Will House Two of Every Animal at the Prague Zoo
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44
Contorted Plane Pavilions
Contorted Plane Pavilions
The Huaibei Planning Exhibition Hall Incorporates a Hybrid Program
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43
Delicate Iridescent Pavilions
Delicate Iridescent Pavilions
The DUS Architects Bubble Building is Strikingly Fragile
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42
Playful Cycling Pavilions
Playful Cycling Pavilions
Bicycle Club by NL Architects is an Arena Dedicated to Cyclists
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41
Blue-Hued Seafaring Pavilions
Blue-Hued Seafaring Pavilions
Joana Vasconcelos' Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013 is Surreal
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40
Cavernous Ice Rink Pavilions
Cavernous Ice Rink Pavilions
Stalactite is a Sculptural Structure That Shelters Shivering Skaters
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39
Phytoplankton-Inspired Pavilions
Phytoplankton-Inspired Pavilions
The Cocoon_FS is a Portable Structure for PlanktonTech
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38
Cardboard Cylinder Art Pavilions
Cardboard Cylinder Art Pavilions
Shigeru Ban Designs Art Canopy Made From Recycled Cardboard
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37
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
The Blue Planet Aquarium Pays Tribute to Underwater Life
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36
Rotating Public Pavilions
Rotating Public Pavilions
Nl Architects' Multi Mill Can Change Its Backdrop on the Fly
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35
Pre-Fab Pipe Pavilions
Pre-Fab Pipe Pavilions
This Sydney Architecture Festival Pavilion is Made from 2000 Recycled Tubes
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34
Recycled Plastic Pavilions
Recycled Plastic Pavilions
MASS Design Group's Bottle Service Concept is Entirely Eco-Friendly
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33
Scenic Panoramic Pavilions
Scenic Panoramic Pavilions
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center is a Fun-Filled Site
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32
Space-Age Airline Pavilions
Space-Age Airline Pavilions
The Midfield Terminal Airport Complex Features a Futuristic Design
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31
Incognito Cave Pavilions
Incognito Cave Pavilions
Callum Morton Combines the Past and the Modern in his Grotto Pavilion
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30
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
The Aquarena Aqua Leisure Center Embodies its Futuristic Inspiration
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29
Fiber Optic Pavilions
Fiber Optic Pavilions
Thomas Heatherwick Creates Glowing Architecture for Shanghai Expo
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28
Aquatic Eco-Pavilions
Aquatic Eco-Pavilions
Unsangdong Architects' ‘Ocean Gate' Brings Human and Marin
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27
Floating Pavilions
Floating Pavilions
Water Surrounds the Shanghai Expo 2010 French Pavilion
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26
Inflatable Illuminated Pavilions
Inflatable Illuminated Pavilions
The Fantastic Trailer by Cheryl Baxter Glows in the Evening
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25
Rainbow Foil Pavilions
Rainbow Foil Pavilions
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno is Inflated at Dawn
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24
Prefab Plaza Pavilions
Prefab Plaza Pavilions
The All-in-Square Comprises Readymade Kiosks for Public Spaces
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23
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Pormetxeta Square Features Futuristic Design Details
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22
Beached Whale Pavilions
Beached Whale Pavilions
The Peddle Thorpe Fluid Pavilion Lands in Thematic Pavilion Expo
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21
Plastic Cloud-Shaped Pavilions
Plastic Cloud-Shaped Pavilions
This Cloud-Shaped Sculpture is Made of Upcycled Plastic Bottles
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20
Recycled Window Pavilions
Recycled Window Pavilions
The Rake Showroom is Designed With Sustainability in Mind
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19
Behemoth Timber Pavilions
Behemoth Timber Pavilions
Sevilla's Metropol Parasol is the Largest Wooden Structure in the World
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18
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
The Kanye West 'Cruel Summer' Theater Boasts Seven Screens
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17
Punctured Coral Pavilions
Punctured Coral Pavilions
'From Shade to Shadows' Explores the Effect of a Shifting Light Source
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16
Serpentine Gallery Pavilions
Serpentine Gallery Pavilions
2007 Addition is a Snail Shaped Timber Structure
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15
Sustainable Cellular Pavilions
Sustainable Cellular Pavilions
The 'ArboSkin' is Has CNC-milled Parts Made of Bioplastic
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14
Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Plastic Bottle Pavilions
The Cola-Bow by Penda is Made Up of More Than 7,000 Recycled Bottles
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13
Panoramic Transparent Pavilions
Panoramic Transparent Pavilions
The Pavillon360 by Glas Marte Offers Users an Unblemished Vista
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12
Flower Petal Pavilions
Flower Petal Pavilions
Studio IwamotoScott's Flowery Wood 'Voussoir Cloud' Structure
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11
Abstract Architecture Pavilions
Abstract Architecture Pavilions
The Art Folly Cubrick by Chanjoong Kim is Bold and Interactive
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10
Inflatable Pavilions
Inflatable Pavilions
Mass Studies 'Air Forest' Responds to Changing Weather
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9
Prefabricated Mobile Pavilions
Prefabricated Mobile Pavilions
Porte Cochere Brings Versatility and Sustainability to the UN
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8
Recycled Sports Pavilions
Recycled Sports Pavilions
The Templestowe Football Club is Made Out of the Bones of an Old Stadium
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7
Immersive Rainbow Pavilions
Immersive Rainbow Pavilions
Eliasson Creates a Panoramic Rainbow Installation Using Silvered Glass
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6
Upcycled Pallet Pavilions
Upcycled Pallet Pavilions
'Be Paletto' is a Structure Made of Salvaged Shipping Goods
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5
QR Coded Pavilions
QR Coded Pavilions
The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibits Technology
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4
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Beijing World Jewelry Expo is an Epic Edifice to Exhibit Tiny Items
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3
Perforated Accordion-like Pavilions
Perforated Accordion-like Pavilions
The Bowooss Bionic Optimized Wooden Shell is Eco-Conscious
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2
Woven Wooden Pavilions
Woven Wooden Pavilions
The RDAI Hermes Rive Gauche Boutique Borders on Beaver Dam
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1
Wooden Geodesic Pavilions
Wooden Geodesic Pavilions
The Peoples Meeting Dome Has a Geometric Organic Aesthetic
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