EDF Energy Pavilion

London, England
London, England
iLuka Ltd, London for EDF
MET Studio Design, London
structural engineering
Planning period

Together with the architectural office Schmidhuber, SSF Ingenieure erected a pavilion at the Olympic Park for EDF the official partner and energy supplier of the London Olympic Games 2012. The pavilion made the subject ‘Energy’ experienceable, and the visitor was invited to create energy through his own movements.

The Olympic Games in London explicitly opted for sustainable design and organization. For this reason SSF Ingenieure AG and the architectural firm Schmidhuber developed a light structure, as temporary skeletal construction with membrane sheeting of the façade, which can be entirely dismantled. The dynamic building represents three-dimensionally the turbine of EDF’s logo. The dynamic room volume is designed with curved and twisted floor and ceiling contours.

The final highlight is the energy column: a room-filling LED sculpture interactively supplied with energy via floor panels; the visitors’ movements illuminate the sculpture, thus making energy visible.

  • Particularities
  • design of the steel load-bearing structure in 3D based on the architectural model
  • 3D system model of the load-bearing structure as basis for the workshop design