The Palestine Sunbird Pavilion

The Palestine Sunbird Pavilion was done by Palestine Regeneration Team (PART) back in 2012 as part of the International Architecture and Design Showcase in London. It is intended as a demonstration showcase for Palestinian cultural identity with its hidden yet, highly creative layers. In partner ship with Riwaq,  the Pavilion consisted of a mixture of live projects alongside more speculative and anticipatory features, which hint at new spatial possibilities. Emblematic of the local bird life was the Palestine Sunbird, a beautifully coloured and yet commonplace sight in a region known for being one of the busiest corridors for bird migration, suggesting a freedom of movement and hopefulness that seems to lie far beyond the control of any enforced borderlines. Likewise it seeked to merge the ordinary everyday life of the West Bank and Gaza Strip with architectural projects that offer a more vivid emancipatory aesthetic for creating the built environment in Palestine.

Partners and collaborating institutions

British Council, UK

Palestine Delegation Office, UK

Palestine Film Foundation, UK

Riwaq: Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine

Golzari NG Architects, UK

UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, UK

London Festival of Architecture, UK

Rammed Earth, UK

Arsiya, Palestine 

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