The Pavilion by Myerscough and Morgan

It is hoped that a new home for The Pavilion will be found at the end of the Discovery Season.

As part of the Discovery Season, a four-month programme to welcome the new Library of Birmingham, Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan created a temporary pavilion in the lobby. During this time, artists, film makers, book makers and a range of other creatives will set up home in The Pavilion for a week at a time, making new work and offering a variety of free activities for visitors. The programme is curated by Capsule.

Erected on site in just two weeks and entirely hand-crafted, the timber single-storey structure is topped with neon signs emblazoned with words that originated from workshops held with youth arts group Birmingham 2022. Myerscough, Morgan and two assistants hand-painted the exterior walls with symbols used in online communication, embracing digital with an analogue technique.

The interior of the 6 x 6 m timber box structure has been kept as simple and raw as possible, allowing each resident to change the space as much as they wish.

Photos by Gareth Gardner.


More work of Morag Myerscough will be featured in our upcoming book Night Fever 4, scheduled for August 2014, which we just started compiling. If you would like to submit your recent hospitality design for this book, please send us an email.

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