Garden of Reflection/Performance

Multi-functional Pavilion in grounds of Grade I Listed Building

Harrison Stringfellow recently produced a competition submission for the concept of a pavilion based in the walled garden of a Grade I Listed House.

The concept behind the multi-functional pavilion stemmed from two actions, reflection and performance. This dual function would allow the structure to be utilised in a broad scope of situations- from day to day visitors, special events such as weddings or regular outdoor theatre productions.

The response looked to create a contemporary interpretation of a bandstand, historically a symbol of performance and remembrance. By deconstructing the typical geometric form, prominence was given to the performance facing side with angled roof panels to improve acoustics and an increased stage angle to improve site lines for the audience. The remaining segments provided a sheltered semi-enclosed space for reflection, orientated towards a mature magnolia tree.