PRECEDENT STUDIES FOR EOI
FOREIGN OFFICE ARCHITECTS, SPANISH PAVILION, JAPAN, 2005
Above: Overall patterns of the Hexagons Source: http://www.architecture.com/Awards/RIBAInternationalAwards/2005/Spanish-Pavilion.aspx
The spanish Pavilion designed by Foreign Office Architects was to give an expression to the hybridization of Jewish- Christian cultures and the Islamic influence on the Iberian Peninsula, both so evident in the history of Spanish architecture. The different type of architecture elements of the this culture of synthesis were chosen and it was the types of spatial organization, structural elements and the eneveloping and decorative elements. The lattice created for the pavilion is an appropriate cladding solution for the existing pavilion box and it consisted of six different tiles, based in a hexagonal grid, coded with a colour. The pavilion produces a polychromatic system where by the hexegonal pieces never repeat itself, thus producing a varying pattern of geometry and colour. The six colour of the tiles chosen are the variations of red and yellow of the national flag, reflecting the colours of wine, roses, and the blood of the bullfights, sun and sand- colours universally associated with spain.
Above: Non repeated tilin composing six elements of distinct colour and shape Source: http://digiitalarchfab.com/portal/wpcontent/uploads/2012/01/Spanish-Pavilion.pdf