The Construction of this Denver Pavilion was Inspired by Mines

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: • References: designboom
This Denver pavilion is like an above-ground mine and was designed and conceived by the Chilean firm Pezo von Ellrichshausen. The five-story structure is an experiment in architectural scale and gravity within a tall and narrow building. The airy architecture is constructed out of recycled beetle-killed timber sticks that are shaped into square modules. These modules compose the tower's foundation, which build on each other to create a sense of unity.

From afar the Denver pavilion looks like a transparent billboard. However, the inhabitable building looks more like a solid wall from the city. This varying visual effect only adds to the intrigue alongside the unconventional foundation. The mine-like aspect comes from the locally-sourced rocks placed strategically in the interior's shelves for stability's sake.

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