International Open Ideas Competition
Design team: Zsuzsanna Kiss-Gál, Gergely Kiss-Gál, Péter Debreczeni, Romain Alarcon

An information pavilion for the Olympic Games on Trafalgar Square is a very challenging project. The ‘arena like’ shape of the square is created by the Nelson Column base, and the stairs going up to the National Gallery, facing each other. The project is standing in between, creating a filter in the natural people flow on the square, making use of the bleachers to offer a projecting support on both sides. The pavilion is increased by the opening and ‘poping up’ of the functions. The pavilion connected to the Games through its evolution. Each starting position on a sport game is mapped by a flake – ecaille – on the pavilion. During the Games, every day there is a refreshment of the “ecailles” on the facade of the pavilion, and the pre-perforated flakes are removed when there is an outcome in a certain sport event. The pavilion transforms as the Games progress. The “ecailles” are removed and it shows more and more of the Trafalgar Square.