Our team's approach to the pavilions is to conceptually minimize the disruption of landscape by establishing a contiguous elevated green roof as if to displace it from the typography below. This roof form and displacement is anchored with a core set of programme components and extends outward providing shelter for the activities below. It is this core that is common to all sites. As the programmes and sites change, the roof form becomes a common unifying element utilizing vernacular materials and elemental construction.
The pavilion building typology rests within the harmonious engagement of nature and building which is rare in a modern city where the urban realm can overwhelm.
The rational interpretation of the pavilions begins with the core programme components of congregation, utility, washrooms and shelter. This core becomes the common denominator and anchor for all five pavilions within each of their context. The fundamental move is to key these functions directly with park activities and culture. The programme then is organically derived by each site and tied together architecturally through a contiguous green roof structure.
Critical regionalism can best be described as the applied synthesis of a vernacular cultural fabric using modernist, universal, or rational processes. This includes the use of domestic and relevant materials. The pavilions have a clear and definitive connection to their context; while still universally rationalizing the programme and function across all sites. The architecture results in a dynamic modesty tied to a specific site and context.
The detailing of these pavilions builds from the clarity of the elements and programme. The forms are resolved and detailed in a pragmatic and efficient manner. The core materials are expressed and differentiated. This is particularly true in the connection of the disparate elements under the contiguous roof. The tectonic alignment of materials, masses at the micro-level, as well as the spatial clarity, and connection to the site are linked uniquely to each pavilion.
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