Borden Park Pavilion by gh3 in Edmonton, Canada
- Borden Park Pavilion by gh3 in 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.
Project Team: Pat Hanson, Diana Gerrard, Louise Clavin,
Byron White, Joel Di Giacomo, Raymond Chow, Kamyar Rahimi, Simon Routh
Client: The City of Edmonton
Competition held in: 2011
Construction completed: 2014
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