Community Canvas

Design by Alejandro Saldarriaga Rubio + German Bahamon

London, UK

2021

Competition Entry

How can we manifest equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) through architecture?  We answer this question by proposing a minimal frame; a blank canvas where the architectural design disappears, and the pavilion becomes a landmark exclusively through the community´s intervention. The project is a single floor enclosure that creates a continuous interior space that acts as a canvas for individual users to rearrange and reconfigure to fit their specific needs.  The furniture is mobile and the partitions, adaptable, creating a dynamic space filled with expression.  The user becomes an actant in the space, creating an ever-evolving interior at any time and for any use.