Ontario Celebration Zone Pavilion
Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hariri Pontarini Architects
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND EXHIBITS
Built for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, these two dynamic, inflatable, undulating pavilions were built using only tensile membrane fabric and compressed air, covering 1,580 square meters.
Due to the long span, complex shape, oversized openings, and the high wind-loads on Toronto’s waterfront, a highly detailed structural analysis was critical, as were anchoring systems - the foundation consists of large ground-penetrating screws.
Clever form-finding and highly detailed structural analysis was required to create these two large scale inflatable membrane pavilions that consist of over 15000 unique fabric panels. Erected in just 72 hours, the pavilion is an excellent example of lightweight, energy efficient structure with dynamic form.