It is not often enough the case that the people you meet at otherwise unremarkable moments in your life, shape you most unexpectedly and most profoundly. This year, in April, I met Chun Qing Li, architect and entrepreneur. An innocent private view attended with a loyal art seeking comrade in Mayfair, lead to a trip to a nearby watering hole and a conversation with a group of three young gentlemen from totally different spheres, who seemed to collectively have it made. I refer to their respective composures. Not their respective and diversely tailored suits, impressively bespoke as they were, nor their palpable enthusiasm for the success of their most recent business meeting. It was their collective attitude: they have, as it turns out, become three of the most inspiring people I have come across this year, maybe, in a professional capacity, thus far. Driven and full of energy and ideas about how they were going to take on the world and craft careers for themselves, rather than adhere to mainstream cardboard cut-out ones, they, as I said, have it MADE. I am aware there’s time yet as I am but a young sprite, but they’ve had a tangible impact on me, and then some.

Onto the crux of my weekday tale – as it turns out I have since aligned myself in a professional capacity with the architect, Chun Qing Li, on a project that sets out to fuse art, architecture, mind stretching entrepreneurial vision, interactive and beautiful urban space. The pictured pavilion come public sculpture come totally stunning (and multi design award winning) events space, readers, is the pretty powerful sounding, KREOD Pavilion.

The KREOD Pavilion is the brainchild of architectural firm Pavilion Architecture, owned by 30 year old MD, entrepreneur and architect Chun Qing Li. Chun Li single-handedly funded, designed, built and installed the Kreod Pavilion structure, which currently sits outside the O2 Arena in the Greenwich Peninsula. Told that he would categorically never be able to build such a structure and without any of the typical funding or resources to do so, Li went ahead to fully construct this striking space, winning successive media coverage, numerous design awards and procuring a team of dedicated colleagues, friends and volunteers in the process. Traversing the boundaries of public sculpture, entrepreneurial architecture, functional space, innovative and portable design, the Kreod Pavilion is totally unique. I’ve seen it, and before it departs to a secret location in the UK at the end of August, you should too.

KREOD, now on the open market, consists of the 3 stunning pods that can be shifted into different configurations depending on the event, or your choice of design. I see these as the proverbial seeds for a parent pavilion, in production as you read, set to be 7 times the size of KREOD, scheduled to be installed in Brazil's Barra region of Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. This is no small scale project, as you can see, as the other two colleagues I mentioned come to Li’s side to launch the KREOD Pavilion Rio 2016 in London, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Shanghai, Oslo, Munich, Frankfurt and Warsaw attracting major media and publication group attention. This will be an exciting time, and stands out as a vision in architectural splendour. Chun Li had a vision, was told to go jump, and did, not the way they anticipated though.

What could be more inspiring than showing the middle one to the critics? I hope this spirit is catching.