Driftwood was selected by a panel of judges from three student pavilion proposals present by intermediate unit 2, the concept author, Danecia Sibingo, and her three team members, Lyn Hayek, Yoojin Kim, Taeyoung Lee had worked together to turn the concept into a full design proposal for a summer pavilion.
The final design consist of 28 layers of plywood which conceal an internal “Kerto” (a renewable spruce plywood) Structural system. Fabrication took seven weeks at the AA’s Hooke Park workshop in Dorset, assisted by Charlie Corry-Wright. Once its components were made, Driftwood was assembled into six manageable sections before being transported to Bedford Square for its final connection and Public unveiling.
The finished Driftwood has come a long way from the units visit to Helsinki, Finland in October 2008 where the projects financial sponsors, FinnForest, are based. Inspired by images of the Jordanian city Petram Sibingo sought a sensuous spatial effect Which she achieved with her original concept. Unit masters Charles Walker and Martin Self and senior Engineer Ching Luan Lau ensured that creativity remained cost-effective and eco friendly bounds.