The Wicker Pavilion by DJA is located in the heart of Jardins de l'Europe in Annecy in France. The pavilion was designed for the Annecy Paysages landscape architecture festival -- a festival DJA is participating in for the third year in a row.
Fusing a bold geometric structure with traditional manufacturing techniques, the pavilion draws inspiration from its surrounding natural landscape and is intended as a shelter or tranquil space for park visitors. Whether seeking shade from sunlight or a spot to relax, visitors are encouraged to enter the pavilion that allows natural light in while filtering it through its geometric openings. These openings also modulate light, creating artful shadows on the surrounding grass.
The Wicker Pavilion's is crafted using a "timber grid shell structure technique and cowered with 262 traditional wicker baskets in a cone shape." The structure's timber shell is "weaved by Latvian craftsmen" while its structural support is the result of six layers of pine tree planks.
Image Credit: Eriks Bozis