The Double Bloom pavilion designed by Evan Douglis Studio explores the possibility of a thin membrane-like structure to have multiple functions. This large, three-dimensional, free-formed tapered cantilever structure functions as an open-air performance and public assembly space. The organically shaped envelope is formed by a single surface of fiber-glass resin cladding panels which inverts itself from inside to outside.
Büro Ehring worked closely with the architectural studio to keep the original sculptural thinness of the pavilion intact, given the complex self-entwining form of the project. Due to stringent aesthetic and financial confines, design solutions that further rationalize the variability in member shapes, degree of curvature and construction joints while maintaining the designers’ vision, were ultimately employed using multiple Virtual Reality studies to capture the expected flow of force.