Edinburgh Art Festival has a rich tradition of commissioning one-off temporary pavilions. In 2012 AED was responsible for concept development, site assessment, structural design and full detailing of the pavilion in association with the pavilion’s imaginer, the artist Andrew Miller who was inspired by the informal architecture of Trinidadian shacks. AED also sponsored the Festival pavilion in 2012.
An imaginative foundation solution inspired by livestock tethers supports the pavilion clear of the ground and enables full removal of the work after the festival with almost no impact on the site. Design challenges included the incorporation of a tree into the work, passing through both floor and roof.