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Termite mound to stay on the Southbank

The pavilion, based on a Namibian termite mound, is scheduled to stay outside the Royal Festival Hall in London for an extended period

Designed for this year’s Pestival event, the 6m³ walk-in installation was a collaboration between Softroom Architects, Freeform Engineering and others.

It is based on a scan of the central chimney of a termite mound, and is made of cross laminated timber.

The pavillion is scaled up around 15 times from an average mound, and features sound recordings from inside a real on. It also has lighting that dims and brightens to represent breathing.

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