Of Palm Pavilion / MULA Design Studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Sustainability is an important social goal to make sure the long-term coexistence of humanity on our planet. In our present period, we discover ourselves in a singular place with considerable supplies at our disposal, prompting a re-evaluation of historic practices the place individuals utilized fewer assets to realize extra. The palm tree serves as a exceptional illustration of sustainable useful resource utilization, having performed a pivotal function in sustaining a wide selection of human actions, together with offering shelter, nourishment, and plenty of different important capabilities.
In Emirati tradition, the palm tree is critical in building and crafts, serving as a flexible useful resource for a lot of functions. Its numerous parts are ingeniously utilized to create important constructions and a variety of conventional crafts, reflecting the resourcefulness and deep-rooted heritage of the Emirati individuals. ‘Of Palm’ is an architectural pavilion that explores the varied makes use of of the date palm whereas presenting new types of this pure useful resource. We delved into the age-old conventional makes use of of palm, partaking in revolutionary materials experiments to bestow upon it a novel dimension by way of performance and aesthetics.
Given the pavilion’s website, we ideated to create a type that enables individuals to have interaction with totally different palm types in a seamless expertise by a cylindrical porous construction. That pavilion consists of three parts: the bottom made from Palm wooden, the column made from Palm trunk, and the roof made from khoos mat, a conventional Emirati product constituted of palm leaves. The platforms are constituted of palm wooden in a geometrical sample aligned with the shape and construction of the pavilion. The 12 columns made from Palm trunks are organized in a radial sample, making a porous type. This was executed in reflection of the standard Emirati huts made with palm branches and arished with palm trunks as columns holding their roofs.
The roof is made with a timber assist construction round which the khoos mats are tied in a modular method. We experimented with the standard palm weaving craft for the roof by making use of parametric and mathematical approaches, unveiling a profound understanding of the intricate ideas underlying this age-old artwork type. Based mostly on experimentations, we ideated to create a conical form by folding the mat onto which the subsequent mat could be inserted. This course of is repeated additional, filling all the roof construction in a radial concentric natural sample.
The concept behind the pavilion is to repurpose the standard sustainable architectural practices that match within the fashionable world. Palm was the lifeline of Emiratis that served meals and shelter for them. Repurposing them had already opened new prospects for adapting conventional practices in at this time’s context with the hope for a greater tomorrow.