The World of Coca-Cola Pavilion

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates
1990



This three-story pavilion near Underground Atlanta features the history of Coca-Cola, which was created in Atlanta more than one hundred years ago, and showcases the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in the world. The 45,000 square foot building, divided into 4 sections, is part exhibit-hall, part fun house

View from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Each of the four sections is topped with a pyramidal skylight, and a Coca-Cola frieze decorates the top floor.
 

Center and right: the bottle-shaped column "supporting" a corner

Grids of various sizes are also repeated--as surface patterns on the facades, in the garage door (below center), in the glass curtain wall connecting the four units, and in the entrance pavilion, with punched out squares.
 

The Entrance

Museum-goers enter under the giant neon Coca-Cola globe suspended about twenty feet above them. The sign is 30 feet high and 26 feet wide. They enter a three-story atrium with flags representing the 200 plus countries where Coca-Cola is sold. From there, visitors tour the interesting and fun-filled exhibition galleries.
 




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