A group of architecture students from Lima and Zurich built a woven canopy with bamboo cane walls as a workplace for archaeologists who work on a dig site in Pachacamac.
“The pavilion forms the culmination of a collaborative project that teamed students from Studio Tom Emerson – a design and research studio in the architecture faculty at Swiss university ETH Zurich – and Taller 5 at Lima’s Pontifical Catholic University of Peru”, you can read in Dezeen.
Architects Guillaume Othenin-Girard and Vincent Juillerat were the leaders of the 45 students that designed and produced the structure, which was prefabricated and assembled on-site.
This pavilion is meant to provide shelter for archaeologists while they examine their findings. Its roof is made of white polyester textile woven between upper and lower planes of wooden struts. The outdoor walkways are made of wood and it has a sandy courtyard in the center.
“It measures 37 meters by 16.3 meters in total, and rises 3.6 meters high”, Dezeen explained, who also said that this project was built at the request of the Pachacamac Museum and it is called Room for Archaeologists and Kids so that children from nearby schools can visit the exploration site for educational purposes.