Architectkidd have completed a new pavilion building for Bridgestone in Bangkok, Thailand. The Bridgestone Pavilion building was generated based on 3-dimensional spatial requirements.
The starting points were the interior functions, building heights and site boundaries, as well as the continuous flow of visitors from entrance, exhibitions, to exit. The requirements were digitized volumetrically and merged to form the overall building, with the exterior a result of optimizing the interior spaces while minimizing extraneous elements such as additional edges, corners, and leftover spaces. During construction, the structural design and steel fabrication team engineered 66 steel profiles – each with a distinct shape and curvature. All steel elements were hand-made and prefabricated before installing on the site.
For the finishes, the collaboration with Bridgestone allowed access to its extensive polymers expertise. One example is the use of EVA heat-reflecting film laminated on the glass windows and doors of the pavilion. Bridgestone also supplied materials for light-transmitting solar panels (installed as a roof skylight) as well as flexible roofing membranes. The entrance of the pavilion is made from elastic PVC fitted across pre-formed steel profiles. + Photos by Phuttipan Aswakool & Luke Yeung