06-10-2014

Borden Park Pavilion by gh3 in Edmonton, Canada

Promoting environmental sustainability through the building materials.



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Borden Park Pavilion by gh3 in Edmonton, Canada Promoting environmental sustainability through the building materials. This is the key to Borden Park Pavilion, designed by Canadian architects gh3, winner of the 2011 competition held by the City of Edmonton, Canada. 
 


The architects from Canadian firm, gh3 designed Borden Park Pavilion, which doesn’t seek to dominate its natural surroundings, even though it looks iconic. It stands in Borden Park, 20 hectares of green and an attraction for the City of Edmonton since 1906, and now being revamped under a revitalisation plan. 





The round pavilion is a reference to the carousel and bandstand that used to exist there; it is wrapped in triangulated glass panels that reflect its surroundings so it all but disappears into them. The interior houses public toilets and vending machines and a seating area provides unobstructed views of the park through the white-washed laminated Douglas fir trusses that form the structure.





gh3 wanted durable, timeless building materials for Borden Park Pavilion, so they went with concrete and timber alongside the glass: a choice that underscores the sustainability of this project



A gem of a rotunda that reflects the seasons in the park, blending in with its environment.

Architects: gh3
Project Team: Pat Hanson, Diana Gerrard, Louise Clavin
Byron White, Joel Di Giacomo, Raymond Chow, Kamyar Rahimi, Simon Routh
Client: The City of Edmonton
Year
Competition held in: 2011
Construction completed: 2014
Collaborators
Structural Engineer: Chernenko Engineering Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Vital Engineering Corporation
Electrical Engineer: A.B. Electrical Engineering Inc.
Area: 245 sq m
Photo Credits: Raymond Chow, gh3

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