Embedded in a grassy berm in Webb Chapel Park, this cantilevered concrete pavilion provides seating and shade to the recreational areas, sandwiched between a soccer field and toddler playground, the pavilion united community activities.
With a whimsical surprise of color, the pyramidal voids in the roof is a natural ventilation system encouraging convection breezes based on the temperature differential between seating embedding in a berm and the hot Texan air above.
Inspiration from architect:
The solution asserts pure geometry to simultaneously achieve bold form and function. A concrete canopy of exaggerated depth enables a simple structure with minimal visible supports to create virtually seamless views of the surrounding site. The result is an impressive cantilever that comfortably sits atop a mere three structural supports.