The FAV PAVILLION is a temporary building designed and constructed for the 2014 Chilean Art Festival in the city of Valparaíso, installed in the main square of the city for 16 days.
A light construction composed of a multidirectional scaffolding skeleton covered by polyester fabric strips that gives to the volume different degrees of transparency.
The project proposes two kinds of spaces. A public one designed as a garden to gather community and to offer social interaction. And also a private one in the upper floors that offers shelter and residence for the team that worked in the project.
During the day the building plays the role of a ludic square where people can gather, go over the place and submerge in a sound ambient. In the night, the project operates as a big urban lamp.
The platforms of the Pavilion
The first level of the Pavilion is a garden with 200 native trees, ornamental plants and high and low bushes that creates a natural environment space. Intimate furnished spots between the foliage allow people to spend long period of time and have little group activities.
10m high fabric strips surround the garden and simulate a forest. Walking across the platforms the visitor encounters play areas with swings in them and subtle threshold to get in or out of the pavilion.
The upper floors work as laboratories and shelter the activities related to work. Next to the stair, and like a balcony, is located the audiovisual control platform with the sound system and the light projectors.
In the third level suspended over the first floor is a big fragmentized platform that holds the works stations that involved higher degree of permanence. In the extremes are the relaxation areas.
The highest platforms hold multiples activities. Some of them gather the tents to spend the night along with a big terrace that works like an urban viewpoint and as the scenario of recreational and festive activities.
The pavilion is installed in the esplanade of the square as a permeable monumental object. Throughout the combination of the scaffolding structure and the fabric grid the building transform itself in response to the different activities that take place in it.
The first days the structure remains completely exposed. This is when the building achieves his higher level of transparency. The fabric is installed gradually in time and it changes positions in response of the different activities.