The annual Antepavilion commission is an initiative to develop, construct and display experimental structures that offers emerging artists, architects and makers the opportunity to create new work within a complex urban environment. This year’s open call competition is now open for entries.
Located at Columbia and Brunswick Wharf, the two previous Antepavilion structures have joined a series of other installations that reflect the innovative and subversive spirit of the commission. This year’s winning entry by Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers was a floating inflatable theatre named AirDraft, which travelled along the Regent’s Canal hosting a series of pop-up events during the summer.
This year’s brief challenges entrants to propose structures for a particularly prominent site at Columbia and Brunswick Wharf – the north west roof of the largest warehouse which projects out into the Regent’s Canal adjacent to Haggerston Bridge (a grade 2 listed structure). The new structure should take its place as a beacon of the Wharf complex and its alternative educational and experimental ethos.
The site is currently home to Flood House, a temporary structure designed by Matthew Butcher which served as a floating dwelling and a laboratory for monitoring local environmental conditions in the Thames Estuary. For 2019 the Flood House will be retired to make way for the third Antepavilion.
Visit the Antepavilion website for full details.