Hosted by [AC-CA], architects and architecture students were invited to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Olympic Games. Out of 164 entries, Portuguese architects Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos and Antonio Cruz of Porto won first prize.
The jury commended the proposal for its clear ideas of interlinking harmonious relationships to the site and its use of recycled metal. The curvature of the forms creates no identifiable back or front for the pavilion, opening it up completely to the Trafalgar Square and inviting visitors to enter from all sides.
Although there are no plans for the Information Pavilion to be built, the competition aims to encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the games, as well as encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.