Architect Turns A Giant Smile Into A Public Exhibition

Architect Turns A Giant Smile Into A Public Exhibition

The structure offers visitors a new perspective of London and creates an immersive environment that integrates structure, surface, space and light

Marielle Castillo
  • 29 september 2016

For the 2016 London Design Festival, architect Alison Brooks created The Smile, an urban pavilion in the shape of a high upside down arc. Supported by the American Hardwood Export Council and made in partnership with the University of the Arts London, the 34-meter-long structure takes the shape of a giant smile, and was created with 12 panels of cross-laminated timber (CLT).

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