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General information

  • Location address
    Berrington Hall Gardens, Herefordshire
  • Location country
    United Kingdom
  • Year of construction
  • Function of building
    Entertainment & recreation
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane


Entering the magical space of the walled garden at Berrington Hall, a Palladian mansion in Herefordshire, visitors encounter a translucent pink pavilion sculpted to resemble a pineapple. Entitled ‘Look!Look! Look!’, this temporary structure is constructed from plywood and steel and covered with a tensile membrane made from M-screen 8503 by Mermet. The artists, Studio Morison, worked with structural engineers Artura Design and Engineering Ltd to realise their design.
Beginning with an ‘origami’ model, replicating the crisp sharpness of the original model’s paper folds on a large scale was achieved by computer modelling and CNC cutting a plywood framework and clamping the membrane around the edge of each of the 80 individual frames before bolting them together. Reinforcement and stabilization of the structure was achieved by the inclusion of steel flitch plates and tie rods into the timber framework transferring loads down to its screw piled steel base.

Description of the environmental conditions

General comments, links


Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Mermet M-screen 8503

Main dimensions and form

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies