Healing Pavilion consists of computer bent steel tubes
When you stay in the hospital for an extended period of time, it’s sometimes nice to forget about your illness for a while. The Healing Pavilion by Ball-Nogues Studio is designed to do just that. The pavilion is made from mild steel tubes, precisely bent with a computer numerically controlled rolling system. The patterns of the tubes and the shadows they cast are meant to capture the imagination and temporarily transport the visitor’s mind away from illness.
The pavilion is fabricated from 850 linear metres (2793 linear feet) of 5-centrimere (2-inch) diameter mild steel tubes that were precisely bent with a computer numerically controlled rolling system. Each of the 352 individual tubes is unique and a fixed distance from its neighbour. Together, they form a structural shell.
The semi-sheltered place provides shadow, but also a place for people to relax. The construction explores the challenges of bending steel tubes.
The Healing Pavilion was designed for the Cedars-Sinai medical centre in Los Angeles. The structure was selected as a 2017 FABRICATE finalist.
Photos: Sibylle Allgaier