This Pavilion Art Project is Part of a Bird Protection Initiative

By: Mishal Omar - May 17, 2016
References: canadianarchitect & dezeen
As part of an initiative to protect bird habitats and increase birding activities, PLANT Architect Inc. has designed a bird-watching area in Toronto's Scarborough bluffs.

Placed atop a small hill, the bird-watching pavilions stand facing each other. The two structures are meant to "frame, enhance and respect" the natural qualities of the park. Each structure has hundreds of cut-outs of birds which allows for filtered sunlight to come through and draw park goers to the pavilion.

The structures also function as shelters since they are able to provide protection from the rain. Through the cut-out birds, bird-watchers are able to view the creatures in their natural habitat without disrupting them and the nature surrounding them.