This modular trade show pavilion was designed with the aim of demonstrating how trade shows can be sustainable and employ principles of a circular economy. The main structure was composed of stacks of modular plywood units which also doubled as display coves supported by steel, which allowed it to be easily disassembled. The pavilion has since been transformed into 410 sets of tables and chairs for a small rural Chinese community.
Rooi Design and Research created the structure Furniture Pavilion S for the Shanghai International Furniture Fair in 2019 and the architects hope the project will encourage more sustainable trade show design and that the furniture will facilitate interaction between people in the rural community.
– Designed for multiple uses in mind
– Readily available, cheap and recyclable materials
– Ease of assembly and deconstruction reduce building time and costs
– Depth of each modular unit helped reduce solar heat gain inside the pavilion
In today’s world of rapid business development, many exhibitors construct temporary showrooms, but after the exhibition, the showroom’s construction waste and materials cannot be cleaned properly and recycled, which causes a lot of unnecessary waste and pollution. In response to this, at the Shanghai International Furniture Fair 2019, Rooi Design and Research has developed an outdoor independent pavilion.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.