Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Due to its connected nature, each panel supports and is supported by its neighboring panels. Because of that, no fixings or other falsework were needed during construction. As a result, the same forces that would bring the structure down are used to keep it up.

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

The pavilion is a modern reinterpretation of a historical masonry structure. The material is distributed along the flow of forces, with the spaces between panels becoming a place for the modulation of light and wind. It becomes an example of historic architecture being embraced by modern technology, where a design’s performance goes beyond its initial requirements.

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Photos by Alex Attard, Toni Kotnik, and Steve DeMicoli.