During the day, the 9-metre high American tulipwood installation promises to be fun and playful. The labyrinthine spaces lead visitors through a series of stairs, corridors and open spaces, inviting them to explore the potential of wood in architecture. In the evenings, with subtle lighting, the pavilion becomes a quiet and contemplative space, allowing visitors to reflect on the beauty of its natural material.
MultiPly has a high level of permeability to allow views through to the facade and courtyard, but also to entice viewers into the structure, so that they can experience new, carefully considered views to the existing heritage facades of the V&A.
For AHEC, the structure underlines the potential for tulipwood CLT in the construction industry and its legacy could also add to the development of a larger scale engineered hardwood manufacturing sector in the U.S. itself.
Andrew Waugh commented that for Waugh Thistleton, the project has provided a huge platform for them to communicate the beauty and the massive potential for timber in construction and will help to drive the conversation around modular housing.