Located at the center of Brno, in the Czech Republic, the 'Pavilion of Humanity' on an historical piece of land. Throughout the centuries, the plot has changed political hands several times, and the modern design of a lattice that takes the shape of an ancient fortress reflects the history of the of the town as a whole.
In the 13th century, Brno was granted the freedom to build fortifications surrounding the entirety of the town. Those walls kept the town safe for centuries, but with the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, they became irrelevant. The city planners changed them into a ring road surrounding the town, and the fortress at the center was transformed into a park. The Pavilion of Humanity remembers that fortress while still conveying openness.
Image Credit: Lukas Ildza, Fabric Fouillet