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The Rainforest Pavilion sets up a striking oasis in the centre of London as part of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture. The imposing five metre high temporary installation by Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects, set up in the south-west corner of Bedford Square, invites visitors to sit beneath a canopy of inverted prisms to enjoy a forest-like environment of raindrops, pools and plants. It's all part of the GUN Architects interest in and research into water as protagonist of architecture. An exhibition in the main AA Gallery (17th May until 14th June 2014) describes the development of the project and also features photographic works by Cristobal Palma and Helene Binet.

 

About Bedford Square Gardens

Bedford Square Gardens, the private garden in the centre of the Georgian Bedford Square, is a peaceful green spot in Bloomsbury named after the Dukes of Bedford who owned the estate on which it was built in the 1770s. Available to local residents and businesses, it can also be hired for events and functions for a fee. More about Bedford Square Gardens

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Underground Stations

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Euston Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Eurostar
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The Buckingham London
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    39-40 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from Rainforest Pavilion
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    The DoubleTree by Hilton, 92 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from Rainforest Pavilion
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    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Rainforest Pavilion
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    224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Rainforest Pavilion
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    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Rainforest Pavilion
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    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Rainforest Pavilion
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    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Rainforest Pavilion
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Rainforest Pavilion
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