One in an ongoing series of pavilions based on iconic modern exhibition pavilions, the Projection Pavilion was built as the centerpiece of the 2005 exhibition Ciudad Moderna at Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City. The pavilion is made up of formal quotes from Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion, but translated into ephemeral materials and then “tropicalized” with bright colours, artworks and a bris-soleil. One of the radiating walls of the pavilion formed a projection screen for the video Ciudad Moderna and another supported a photo-mural. The pavilion, consistent with all the installations in the exhibition, was a deliberate intervention in the pre-modern architecture of the Laboratorio, which was built in 1596.


Documentation: Pavilion views, photomural details, axonometric


Terence Gower, 2005

Wood, drywall, concrete block, furniture, carpet, paint, and digital photo-mural

20 x 6 x 2.8 metres

Photography: Jorge del Olmo and Magdalena Franco



Text: Projection Pavilion


Related Work: Ciudad Moderna


Publication: Display Architecture