A pavilion inspired by a classic children’s toy – the pinwheel – has popped up in east London’s Museum Gardens as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
Burgeoning practice Five Line Projects designed the 64 sq m structure, conceived as a series of mills lined with bamboo propellers. Each pinwheel, when spun, triggers an adjacent propeller to rotate.
The practice says it signifies ‘the idea that the action of a single individual triggers a chain reaction by a greater number, positively influencing the wider community’.
Five Line Projects’ design is also a reflection on the pavilion’s theme of energy, with the chain reaction capturing how energy is transferred from one form to another.
The Triumph Pavilion in Museum Gardens, just beside the V&A Museum of Childhood, will remain on show for the month-long London Festival of Architecture.