In designing a public pavilion for screenings as part of an outdoor exhibition, Diogo Aguiar Studio discovered an ingenious way to engender the ideal viewing environment without making the space unapproachable for those at the exhibition. The pavilion features two concentric circles with offset entrances, effectively blocking light from the outdoors without having to fully obscure the entrance with doors.
The garden pavilion, which is in Museu de Serralves, a facility in Porto, Portugal, was built specifically for 'Live Uncertainty: An Exhibition'. The pine and plywood walls are thus relatively unfinished, but that lack of sheen contributes to the pavilion's approachability for the public. Further, with wide-open entryways, the pavilion invites people inside, even if they aren't familiar with the content playing in the screening area at the furthest interior circle.
Image Credit: Fernando Guerra
Diogo Aguiar Studio's Garden Pavilion Features Offset Entrances
1. Public Pavilions - Designing public pavilions with innovative entryways can lead to more approachable and inviting outdoor exhibitions.
2. Offset Entrances - Offset entrances can be used in creative ways to block out light and create ideal viewing environments in pavilions and other structures.
3. Unfinished Design - Using raw and unfinished building materials can contribute to approachability and public accessibility in pavilions and other public structures.
1. Architecture and Design - The architecture and design industry can capitalize on the trend of innovative pavilion designs to attract clients in the public and exhibition fields.
2. Event and Exhibition Planning - Event and exhibition planners can utilize innovative pavilion designs to enhance the viewing experience for attendees and create more approachable exhibition spaces.
3. Construction and Building Materials - Construction and building materials companies can promote the use of raw and unfinished materials in public structures to foster a more accessible and welcoming environment for the public.