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Momentto timber pavilion: An installation that gives Londoners an opportunity to introduce a slower pace to their lifestyle – part of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Situated in the busy courtyard of Oxo Tower Wharf, the design highlights three-dimensional spaces through two-dimensional illusions, encouraging visitors to question the volumes of everyday mundane objects.  Momentto intends to disrupt the flow, encouraging interaction amongst passers-by and allowing people to re-assess the boundaries of their journey during the month of June.

Boundaries were broken and collaborations forged by the people that came together to enable the student concept to be realised. Momentto – five architecture graduates who met at Nottingham University – Jennifer Ge (The Bartlett/ UCL), Binhan Wang (Architectural Association School of Architecture), Yue Ying (University of Cambridge), Mandy Hong (University of Nottingham) and Jiaxin Wu (University of Sheffield); Coin Street Community Builders and Oxo Tower Wharf; TRADA; Champion Timber; 0-DACE and Michael Williams Designs. Support has been provided by The Bartlett School of Architecture, The Institute of Carpenters; The Building Crafts College and the TTF.

The installation will have a second life when it is de-constructed and removed by Public Works who will host a two-week workshop for students from Sweden and the UK at R-Urban Poplar in London, which will focus on designing, building and choreographing a set of tools for performative city-making. This second story will feature at Tate Modern in late July.

Oxo is the permanent home to some of the UK’s most innovative and renowned contemporary designers and makers. While at Oxo Tower Wharf for the London Festival of Architecture, why not check out our design studios on the first and second floor of Oxo Tower Wharf? There’s something different around every corner at Oxo Tower Wharf – from lighting, homeware, gifts, jewellery and fashion, we’ve got it covered. Click here for more information.

See the London Festival of Architecture programme here.

Read TRADA’s blog on the background of the installation here.

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