International Festival Pavilion
Name of the client/building owner
Manchester International Festival
Function of building
Degree of enclosure
Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
Type of application of the membrane
Primary function of the tensile structure
- Space defining elements
Located at the heart of Manchester, the Festival Pavilion manufactured and installed by Architen Landrell is a beautifully dynamic space specially designed for the Festival in conjunction with award-winning architects Stephenson Bell.
The pavilion was manufactured in PVC coated polyester fabric in order to achieve maximum strength and durability but also to enable a quick and easy installation and removal. The temporary structure was installed on site ready for the opening of the festival on 28th June 2007 and remained in place for a number of weeks before being taken down at the end of the festival period.
Its unusual form made it a striking centre piece for the newly established festival. While the pavilion stood, it formed the focal point for the entire festival and served as the place to meet, talk, eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere.
Description of the environmental conditions
Material of the cover
PVC - coated polyester fabric
Main dimensions and form
Covered surface (m2)
Maximum height (m)
Total length (m)
Total width (m)
Duration of use
Temporary or permanent structure
Convertible or mobile
Convertible and mobile