SAVE THE CHILDREN
The Save the Children EXPO Pavilion lighting project was developed pro bono as a contribution to the Ong visibility and participation in this international event.
The architectural concept elaborated by Argot ou La Maison Mobile was mainly concentrated in recreating a village environment, an ideal arc, consisted of multiple spaces that the Ong operators would like to have available when working on the field.
Each room accommodates an educational unit for visitors to learn and experience the values that the Ong transfers concerning food and alimentation.
The lighting followed this modest concept and using adjustable projectors mounted on the sidewalls for providing flexible lighting on the various exhibited material. For adding some general diffused light and conferring a domestic atmosphere, the architects opted for a decorative suspended lamp designed in a collective workshop which were installed in clusters in the various halls. Grazing light on the feature bamboo walls added value to them, while also creating a lantern effect on the outside.
In the outdoor space small fixtures mounted on spikes or wooden poles for illuminating the various layers of plans while being integrated in the scenery.
The lighting scheme was developed in tight collaboration with the iGuzzini lighting manufacturers special sponsors of the project, providing the design team with various lighting samples, contributing in mockups, as in every ordinary lighting project.