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Hall McKnight: Yellow Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

Work / Architecture

Striking red and yellow pavilions installed at London’s King’s Cross

Two striking pavilions have been added to the King’s Cross landscape by four Irish architecture studios as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The Red Pavilion was designed as a collaboration between TAKA, Clancy Moore Architects and Steve Larkin Architects, who all share a studio in Dublin. Sat alongside is the Yellow Pavilion created by Belfast-based Hall McKnight.

The pavilions will stand for the duration of the festival, which runs for the whole month of June, and both embrace the theme of the festival but in different ways. The Red Pavilion was designed for activity to happen within it, with stairs, walkways and seated booths encouraging interaction, while the Yellow Pavilion carries the components that help to build a city by housing a collection of bricks.

The red and yellow frameworks pop brilliantly against the blue sky in a beautiful harmony of primary colours. The expanse of space in the King’s Cross development is huge, so it’s great to see these two structures sat in Cubitt Square adding some intrigue and brightness to the grove of cranes and half-finished buildings.

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TAKA, Clancy Moore Architects and Steve Larkin Architects: Red Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

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Hall McKnight: Yellow Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

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TAKA, Clancy Moore Architects and Steve Larkin Architects: Red Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

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Hall McKnight: Yellow Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

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TAKA, Clancy Moore Architects and Steve Larkin Architects: Red Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

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TAKA, Clancy Moore Architects and Steve Larkin Architects: Red Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg

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Hall McKnight: Yellow Pavilion. Photography by Andy Stagg