Pump House Gallery welcomes back Pump House Pavilion to the gallery forecourt. Come down to Battersea Park for a range of free activities and creative experiences.
The Pavilion was created in 2016 by architects NEON, Elliott Wood structural engineers, and students from Chestnut Grove Academy in Balham. Over three months, the students explored many of the stages often found in the design of the built environment, including site analysis, invention, structure and space planning.
The Pavilion design is bold and contemporary, with bright yellow and blue pipes referencing the history and former function of the Pump House Gallery as a Victorian pumphouse. Inside the pavilion, spools for storing pipes are used to form seating and tables to further celebrate the use of everyday construction materials. In recognition of redevelopment surrounding Battersea Park, the students have created a site-specific structure which pushes simple materials to their limits and explores the relationship between Pump House Gallery, the park and the surrounding area.
Commissioned by Dallas-Pierce-Quintero and Pump House Gallery, the Pavilion is a partnership project between St William and Wandsworth Council, forming part of the borough’s Cultivate education programme and Nine Elms area cultural development programme to extend the vitality of London’s South Bank all the way to Battersea Park.
11:00 - 17:00
Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ