A highly social space for collective participation, assembling actors and spectators, players and passers-by inside a ‘mini-stadia’ - big enough to create the feeling of enclosure, small enough to be social.
The pavilion was installed at two contrasting summer events in Copenhagen: as a boules piste at a music and arts festival, and as a talks venue at an international food symposium by NOMA.
Pavilion for Gammel Holtegaard Art Gallery, Holte, Denmark, Competition Entry, 2017
A theatrical folly found at the bottom of the Gl. Holtegaard baroque garden. The design interprets the plot of Maskarade, a farcical comedy once performed in the gardens to the King of Denmark.
The design revives the baroque technique of forced perspective for an instagram generation obsessed with fleeting visual gimmickry. The optical illusion momentarily holds the visitor under a false spatial pretence, before all is revealed.
The staircase is deliberately chosen for its direct invitational spatial quality. Placed at the very bottom of the garden, it gives the visitor the false impression of further exploration upwards and beyond.
Inside, a pair spherical lights, the two moons, represent the two nights of Holberg’s play, between which the plot unfolds. One large, one small, these help to amplify the perspectival illusion.
While its dysfunctionality is quickly revealed, the piece remains a curiosity. As an ambiguous architectural object, its irregularity questions our relationship to scale and use, the shrinking steps offering new functional possibilities - sitting or viewing.
A vibrant hot red colour contrasts well with the green surroundings during the summer time at Holtegaard. The envelope of the pavilion is perforated to maintain a connection between interior and exterior.
Absolut Bar, Chart Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Compendium won a competition to design a bar at CHART Art Fair 2015, for its main partner Absolut Vodka. The temporary pavilion was constructed to the budget of 20 000kr.
The pavilion playfully critiques the ubiquitous architecture of the curtain wall. Outwardly, the pavilion is iconic, homogenous and scaleless, impossibly thin and ultra lightweight.
Yet, behind this facade is an exuberant inner construction. Here, the humble stud wall is championed, a decorative yet functional post and frame sculpture, like a large piece of half-finished furniture.
Temporary venue for CPH:DOX Film Festival, Kongens Have, Copenhagen, 2015
Interior fit-out of a temporary cinema venue in Kongens Have park, This involved a cafe/bar, entrance and information point inside Cinemateket.
Developed adjustable light fitting using rope, cork and brass cylinders. In collaboration with Norrested. All materials recycled for future use.
Global Goals Arena
Proposal for a temporary arena for UN Global Goals World Cup event, 2016
Compendium were asked to conceive a temporary venue for the UN Global Goals World Cup, the world’s first amateur women’s football tournament.
As well as football games, the venue will host other types of UN events: exhibitions, dinner parties, concerts and talks. The design is to be constructed in many different locations around the world, Copenhagen, New York, Lira and Mumbai.
The proposal is shaped as a classical circular arena, disrupted by the distinctive forms of supporting pavilions, all looking towards the pitch.
Using simple scaffold structures, the design promotes the use of local materials and craftsmen in each location around the world.
Feasibility study, design and planning application for a rooftop greenhouse above Mother Pizza Restaurant, Kødbyen, Copenhagen. The greenhouse will be used to grow fresh herbs for use in the restaurant all-year round.
The proposal is awaiting planning permission following an inspection of a 1:1 mock-up construction on site.