Resilience Hub Pavilion Designed by Boston’s CambridgeSeven Hosts Global Climate Programs 24/7

Photo: Cambridge Seven
BOSTON–Over the past 4 days at COP26 in Glasgow “The Resilience Hub” pavilion, designed by Cambridge-based architecture firm, CambridgeSeven, has already hosted 35 physical and virtual events engaging both in-person delegates and a global audience through 24/7 programming.
The two-level, 2,195 sf indoor pavilion in the COP26 “Blue Zone” at Glasgow Caledonian University is the home of the Race to Resilience initiative – a global campaign to build climate resilience and move towards “global net zero.”
The hallmark pavilion was commissioned by an alliance of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and the Atlantic Council of the United States in a multi-national collaboration aimed at sparking dialogue and climate action.
Designed in the US, contracted in France, and fabricated in Poland, the pavilion is a model in sustainable design using repurposed construction staging and materials sourced within 100 miles of Glasgow – all of which will be recycled at the end of the conference.
Highlights of the pavilion include
  • Lower-level meeting and event areas combining cutting-edge media activations, digital art, and augmented reality graphics

  • A second-story, multi-use theater and virtual connections center

  • Dynamic lighting with floating, illuminated ceiling graphics to engage visitors in the vital issues of COP26

  • Bold, environmentally-focused graphics created by artist Natalie Zanecchia Graphic Design printed with plant-based, organic inks.

  • Bamboo flooring, an FSC certified renewable resource

  • A virtual art exhibit using mobile technology, accessed by a QR code.

The Resilience Hub’s design, management and installation represents a global collaboration: international partnerships, engaging in a purposeful process, with global reach. Through panel sessions, special events, film screenings, live speakers and special events, The Resilience Hub programs range from renewable energy, to climate change and migration, to global clean energy and more.