The Camper Pavilion’s most unique feature is the use of five-meter high paper-based construction tubes, a trademark material used by the famous Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. The round pavilion, with a diameter of 20 meters, was engineered in such a way for straightforward install and dismantles in short time frames. At the same time, the pavilion is able to withstand severe weather and wind conditions at the stop-over harbours in Sanya in China, Miami in the USA and Lorient in France.
Initially, kubik’s project management team acted as a consultant to direct Camper and Shigeru Ban on the logistical and operational challenges during the Volvo Ocean Race stop-overs. As a logical continuation, kubik was made responsible for managing the installation of the Camper Pavilion for the duration of the race. In its role as a preferred supplier, kubik will co-ordinate and manage all on-site services and requirements that are required to build the pavilion, a first in its kind to be showcased at a high-profile sporting event.
The pavilion was prominently placed at the entrance of the recently opened Race Village of Alicante, Spain, the starting harbour of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Race Village offered a variety of activities and events to November 5th, when the participating boats of the Volvo Ocean Race departed the port for the first leg of the race around the world to Cape Town, South Africa. The CAMPER pavilion is a great example of Camper’s daring design