Alexandra Whitehead

Kubus Pavilion

The Kubus Pavilion explores the combination of solid linearity and fluid curvature as a means of creating a space that is externally imposing but contains a light void space within. The creation of an intimate and private space within the inherently exposed public domain is core to the design philosophy of the pavilion. From the outside, the pavilion appears alien in its surrounding environment. As visitors are drawn into its centre, however, they are presented with a light-filled space that integrates built form with topography through the curved seating and the pavilion’s archways. The curvature of the ceiling and admission of natural light incorporates an organic fluidity to the inner environment. Moreover, the curved ceiling provides rounded acoustics while the punctures in the shell allow sound to escape to prevent echoing.