NEW GROUND PAVILION
An outdoor temporary pavilion for multiple-public use designed for Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura + Domus Magazine in collaboration with Stación Arquitectura (S-AR). The concept for New Ground Pavilion was to connect the space with the surrounding and abundant vegetation of the garden, which would eventually take over covering it as if it was a ruin of an ancient construction.
The pavilion uses a grid system that allows it to accommodate and host different activities such as lectures, workshops, workstations, concerts, informal meetings and presentations. Replicating a hanging garden, various “hanging” action modules were design according to this grid system easy to reconfigure, reproduce, replace and cover a wide variety of purposes.
The functional designs “hang” from the roof, creating a remarkable visual language that reacts to the garden context, which has been taken over in time by hanging vegetation. Each of the proposed elements, or modules, will have plants on the top, not only recreating the garden’s aesthetic, but also allowing nature into the pavilion and let it shape it over time.
To foster human interaction and strength the community around Archivo, the pavilion’s objects are intended to cover its needs and create memorable experiences to its visitors. Pots, storage units, shelves, lamps, booths, tables and chairs can be rearranged according to events such as lectures, workshops, meetings, parties and other social and cultural gatherings.
Other elements break apart from what we take for granted for a space of these characteristics. Swings will bring a sense of joy and freedom to the pavilion, by playing with the concept of swinging with hanging plants. A periscope will rise above and let you admire the beautiful architecture of the pavilion’s neighbors.