Pavilion of Light

Understanding the client brief in terms of the desire for innovation together with the need for a functioning pavilion was a clear starting point. This led us to a sculptural form which embraces the functionality of a performance space while being a poetic element in its own right. Our studies of fluid forms guided us to an aerodynamic structural skeleton with a technical skin inspired by the engineering of modern aircraft and its composite elements. This development of a fluid skin allowed us to explore and enjoy the idea of the lightness and the vitality of summer light. The canopy form was manipulated and folded creating the implied enclosure of space and light.

This project was Highly Commended – Best Public Space (RIAI Award 2015 )

  • Mardyke Gardens, Cork
  • Pavilion of Light
    • Public Realm
  • Cork County Council
  • 2015
  • €0.3 Million
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