THE FIVE PAVILIONS
Architectural concept for the five pavilions is based on five primary geometrical elements as basis to generate architectural form for each pavilion, the point. the line, the plane, the cube and the sphere.
Each consecutive design explores continuum of the five primary geometrical elements each derived through from motion of the previous. Therefore, the point in motion becomes the line, the line in motion becomes the plane, the plane in motion becomes the cube, and rotated cube turns into a sphere.
Each pavilion is proposed herein is to be totally energy self-sufficient, with a mission to be net energy generator rather than net energy consumer. The success of this approach is yet to be proven, but these pavilions might as well be first.
However, to mitigate harsh and extreme weather conditions experienced in Edmonton, every pavilion will still be connected to the service grid as a back up and for emergency situations only.
Large solar panel arrays are proposed to generate electricity required to operate the buildings. Deep well geo-thermal heat pump systems will be used to provide space heating and cooling.
On-site water recycle system will be designed to mimic earth's water recycling processes. Proposed water usage and management strategy will treat, filter and recycle, all waste· water generated by the buildings. Multi-compartment septic tanks with built in aeration and filtration systems will be used to recycle waste water on site, rather than discharging into it the sewage grid.
Aerated ponds at each pavilion are integral part of water management system, the ponds will be used to store runoff and snow melt water.
Occupied spaces within each pavilion will be enclosed with the best performing building envelope available, offering maximum thermal performance and reflective qualities for walls, roofs or glazing respectively.
Space heating and cooling within each building will be varied according to use, to minimize the typical all out effort to heat or cool entire structures.
Each pavilion has a specially landscaped Bird Sanctuary Forest area, which will be designed with assistance of an ornithologist. The sanctuary will offer selection of trees for perching and shelter, intermixed with feeding stations replenished by the visiting public.
The bird sanctuary idea is purposefully introduced on each site to restore human-animal world relationships in the urban sprawl reality, as humans devour evermore landscape and animal habitat.
The percentage budget component for public art varies between the five pavilions. The reason is to treat all five sites equally, regardless of pavilion budget.
The CUBE Pavilion, Victoria Park
This Pavilion consists of two tilted cubes oriented south, each slightly rotated east and west to face the sun. The cubes contain required functions for the community space, storage, skate change, ice equipment and the public washrooms.
The cube faces are clad with solar panels, which also shade the spaces within.
All sustainability strategies typical to each pavilion are repeated.
The path to the pavilion leads through the bird sanctuary forest and over the pond. The pond will provide casual skating surface, and could be connected to the skating rink to bring skaters to the pavilion.
Anticipated budget for Victoria pavilion is $2.5 million, public art component is proposed at 3.25% of the budget.
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