SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION

WONDERFRUIT FESTIVAL 2017

"Wonder fruit "The past 4 years and the future" - What trace would our life leaves for the future? "
 

Category : Art/ Installation

Location : Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok Thailand

Design & Built Team : Nattapong Phattanagosai, Donlaporn Chanachai, Pannawat Sermsuk, Apitchaya Pitakmongkol

Status : Finished (Prototype Testing on site during Wonderfruit Festival 2017)

‘It has long been a tradition in human history to inscribe messages as a permanent record of our culture and civilisation. It is through these ‘human footprints’ that we learn of our past, our way of life. Ancient fossils, cave paintings and the Egyptian Hieroglyphics are well-preserved evidence of the past but what of the present?’

‘What traces would our lives leave for the future?’

Wonderfruit Sustainability Pavilion was an exhibition for wanderers to witness a glimpse into the future, to see a fragment of what our present lives would leave behind. The architecture is separated into 3 main parts: Our Sustainable Focus, Our Actions, and Our Future. ‘Our Sustainable Focus’ narrated the story of the current lifestyle of mankind and its impact on the environment. ‘Our Action’ echoed how Wonderfruit, as a festival, tries to promote large scale collective action to address environmental issues - from global warming and biodiversity, to food security and water sanitation. ‘Our Future’ allowed wanderers to inscribe their message - their promise - to move towards a sustainable living.

 

To reflect upon our intention to construct a sustainable framework, several experiments were conducted to find the material formula that would reduce the total carbon footprint of the structure. As a result 550 blocks were made out of dried shredded coconut using plaster as a bonding agent. Each block was hand-crafted and painted individually.

 

The Sustainability Pavilion, overall, has crafted a platform to create awareness, inspire behaviour change, and channel collective impact. It resonated Wonderfruit’s ethos to encourage, develop & innovate creative solutions for sustainable living.

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