Olympic Pavilion/Ecological Research and Algae Monitoring Facility
The Olympic Pavilion was designed as a dual function pavilion that would host shooting during the 2024 Olympics in Tshwane and serve as an Ecological Research and Algae Monitoring Facility post Olympics
The project entailed designing a three phase programme:
Phase 1 (2024):
Olympic Games 2024.
Phase 2 (2024-2030):
The Ecological Research and Algae Monitoring Facility would serve to create awareness for possible fuel alternatives, such as bio-fuel obtained and refined from algae gathered from the replenished Apies River east of the site.
The production of and trading of bio-fuel within Tshwane.
The hosting of the Olympic Games (Phase 1) would be done so in a post-apocalyptic Tshwane in which a resource and other values commodities would be scarce. This restriction aided the design in questioning the current approach to shooting in a contemporary Olympic context. I t was decided that the sport, along with the pavilion would re-assess and re-appropriate the sport and the architectural typologies of shooting pavilions to a climate which emphasised (hyper-exaggerated) lack of resource. This meant that the weaponry right through to the materials used in the structure would be modified to suit a post-apocalyptic Tshwane.