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Seyi Adelekun

http://www.seyiadelekun.com

Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Seyi Adelekun is a multidisciplinary architectural designer and artist with a passion for creating installations that reimagine how we can design and inhabit our public spaces using repurposed materials. Her work encourages us to be resourceful and develop a more conscious relationship with pre-existing materials in our built environment. Seyi has exhibited Plastic Pavilion at Brainchild Festival 2019, London Design Festival 2019 and soon to be at the University of Hertfordshire in 2020.

Plastic Pavilion


A sensory installation promoting recycled plastics in architecture

Plastic Pavilion


A sensory installation promoting recycled plastics in architecture
Promoting recycled plastic as a beautiful and viable material in architectural design
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Plastic Pavilion is a 16-square meter undulating canopy made of 1600 recycled plastic bottles filled with coloured water. Inspired by stained glass windows, the multi-coloured mosaic mural transforms a public space into a serene oasis and encourages people to slow down and enjoy a sensory experience.

The project uses the power of stimulating architectural design to captivate public attention and raise awareness of the wasteful consumption of single-use plastic bottles. Meanwhile, a new narrative emerges that aims to eradicate the concept of ‘waste materials’. The installation elevates people’s perception of everyday plastics by promoting it as a valuable, versatile and accessible material that can be used to creatively transform our built environment. In doing so, it addresses the important role architectural design plays in supporting the circular economy of recycled plastic materials thus keeping plastic in the supply loop and out of our ecosystems.


Plastic Pavilion is a self-build project that uses locally sourced recycled materials as an affordable and accessible building material. Over 3 months, plastic bottles were donated by neighbours and business in my local community and the installation was constructed with the help of many volunteers.
Credits: Seyi Adelekun 2019.

The vibrant multicoloured spectrum is used to stimulate and nurture an emotive and therapeutic architectural environment. It awakens us, and we experience how thoughtful design and colour has the power to improve our mental well-being.
Credits: Jordan Matyka 2019.

The form of the installation mimics waves of the ocean, thus creatively addresses plastic pollution harmful effect it has on the ocean in a beautiful way. It reimagines how we can use design to effectively get the public to engage with important issues of today.
Credits: Seyi Adelekun 2019.

Plastic Pavilion at Exhibition Road Day of Design, part of London Design Festival 2019. The event focused on showcasing design thinking that inspires the design community and the public to help tackle the climate emergency by fostering new ideas and changing attitudes to how we use our resources.
Credits: James Worcester 2019.

Plastic Pavilion showcased at Brainchild Festival 2019; a non-profit arts organisation celebrating creativity, bold ideas & DIY spirit at a peer-to-peer level.
Credits: Jordan Matyka 2019.

Plastic Pavilion


A sensory installation promoting recycled plastics in architecture

Plastic Pavilion


A sensory installation promoting recycled plastics in architecture
Promoting recycled plastic as a beautiful and viable material in architectural design
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Plastic Pavilion is a 16-square meter undulating canopy made of 1600 recycled plastic bottles filled with coloured water. Inspired by stained glass windows, the multi-coloured mosaic mural transforms a public space into a serene oasis and encourages people to slow down and enjoy a sensory experience.

The project uses the power of stimulating architectural design to captivate public attention and raise awareness of the wasteful consumption of single-use plastic bottles. Meanwhile, a new narrative emerges that aims to eradicate the concept of ‘waste materials’. The installation elevates people’s perception of everyday plastics by promoting it as a valuable, versatile and accessible material that can be used to creatively transform our built environment. In doing so, it addresses the important role architectural design plays in supporting the circular economy of recycled plastic materials thus keeping plastic in the supply loop and out of our ecosystems.


Plastic Pavilion is a self-build project that uses locally sourced recycled materials as an affordable and accessible building material. Over 3 months, plastic bottles were donated by neighbours and business in my local community and the installation was constructed with the help of many volunteers.
Credits: Seyi Adelekun 2019.

The vibrant multicoloured spectrum is used to stimulate and nurture an emotive and therapeutic architectural environment. It awakens us, and we experience how thoughtful design and colour has the power to improve our mental well-being.
Credits: Jordan Matyka 2019.

The form of the installation mimics waves of the ocean, thus creatively addresses plastic pollution harmful effect it has on the ocean in a beautiful way. It reimagines how we can use design to effectively get the public to engage with important issues of today.
Credits: Seyi Adelekun 2019.

Plastic Pavilion at Exhibition Road Day of Design, part of London Design Festival 2019. The event focused on showcasing design thinking that inspires the design community and the public to help tackle the climate emergency by fostering new ideas and changing attitudes to how we use our resources.
Credits: James Worcester 2019.

Plastic Pavilion showcased at Brainchild Festival 2019; a non-profit arts organisation celebrating creativity, bold ideas & DIY spirit at a peer-to-peer level.
Credits: Jordan Matyka 2019.


Idea by

Seyi Adelekun
Kentish Town
London
United Kingdom
Seyi Adelekun is a multidisciplinary architectural designer and artist with a passion for creating installations that reimagine how we can design and inhabit our public spaces using repurposed materials. Her work encourages us to be resourceful and develop a more conscious relationship with pre-existing materials in our built environment. Seyi has exhibited Plastic Pavilion at Brainchild Festival 2019, London Design Festival 2019 and soon to be at the University of Hertfordshire in 2020.