Cardboard Pavilion Challenge


Architecture and Design

Pavilions play an important role for architects and designers to experiment with materials, concepts and structures. By creating unique spaces where people can enjoy themselves, socialize, integrate, interact and approach their environment, architects can test big ideas on a small scale. This Challenge is addressed to architects and interior designers to create a pavilion that shows the beauty of architecture by using only one material - cardboard. The goal is to build a sustainable, moveable and iconic structure to be a traveling landmark.

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In partnership with:

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  • Carton Lab

As the initiative project of the development department at Gulf carton factory.
Carton Lab aims to push the boundaries of creativity and mold the corrugated
Cardboard, typically utilized in logistics and storage to customers’ imaginations .
The first of its kind in the region, Carton Lab was established in 2019 and with
each passing year it witnesses a growth in customer demographics in reach and
widens its creative limitations through outstanding products that serve the
creative needs of its clients.

For further information: Carton lab page

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  • Umschichten

Since 2008 Umschichten has been working internationally in the field of tension between architecture, art and design. Their spatial design practice is characterized by collaborative processes in which they develop the conscious use of materials through exploratory trial and error. This results in buildings and installations, some of which have a performative character.

Their design methodology is based on both the sensory-concrete and experimental exploration of possible materials, as well as the theoretical examination of the economic, cultural and political contexts in which they use these materials structurally.
It is essential to their work to constructively develop their installations not only from the intrinsic value and logic of the materials, but also to reflect on the cyclic processes the materials are involved in.

For further information: Umschichten page

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  • Goethe Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programs encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost 70 years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over 90 countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

For further information: Goethe Institut page

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Dates & Location

Monday 27th June - 1st July, 2022

Ithra Tower - Art Studio - level 7



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