The primary objective of the NOMA Pavilion is for the building to act as a statement of commitment to the future vision of NOMA. The building is a single storey fully demountable Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) framed marketing suite for the NOMA Estate, which will be disassembled and relocated within the estate as the various development plots come forward in the future.
The CLT structure is exposed internally, and the building is clad externally in charred timber which gives an intriguing light and dark contrast between interior and exterior. The Pavilion has a high-performance external envelope, and energy for the building is generated via a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) array. Through this use of primarily natural materials and highly energy efficient design, the Pavilion is a showcase of the exemplary sustainability aspirations of NOMA.
The building is located on the edge of Angel Square, in the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood. The Angel Square fronting elevation is fully glazed, which provides a visual link to the landscaped Angel Square as well as allowing natural light to fill the interior spaces. This glazed façade opens out on an external break-out terrace which front Angel Square, and a series of tiered planting beds carefully deal with the level change across the site in an attractive and unique way.