17 – 25 September 2022

London Design Festival

Architecture / Landscape

Between Forests and Skies by Nebbia Works

By Victoria and Albert Museum


18 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

19 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

22 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

23 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

24 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

25 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45

26 Sep / 10:00 - 17:45


In person

No ticket required

For this special V&A commission, emerging practice Nebbia Works have designed an immersive, low-carbon aluminium pavilion in The John Madejski Garden. The innovative design uses a minimal volume of material to create a seemingly delicate yet robust structure to demonstrate the unique qualities of aluminium.

Working with sheet material and through minimal cuts and bends, the designers will transform a 2D object into a complex 3D space. The structure is self-supporting, utilising the innate strength of the aluminium despite its extremely thin profile. The resulting space is a manufactured forest of reflections suspended between the sky and the water. The space frames, obscures and reflects its environment. Natural light streams through openings in the canopy creating a dramatic contrast of shadow, light and reflection from the water below. The structure will appear to float in the iconic pond in The John Madejski Garden. It is intended to be both observed and explored, with visitors able to enter and interact with the installation, offering a new perspective to the garden and a moment of reflection between the forest of aluminium legs and upwards to the sky through the complex cut and fold form of the structure. Cork seating provided by Amorim Cork Insulation SA. Please enter the museum on Exhibition Road and exit on Cromwell Road. Both are step-free and wheelchair accessible. The tunnel entrance/exit is currently closed.


Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road