Evan Jape

Lumin Pavilion

Inspired by precedent studies of Japanese vernacular architecture, the Lumin Pavilion aims to explore the underlying aesthetic and structural principles of shelters and temples through an abstraction of the shelter typology. With bold formal gestures and an amphitheatre-like design, the pavilion frames the sunset and the surrounding environment in a theatrical manner. These qualities aim to celebrate the site and bring about memorable experiences for its visitors. As a monumental public pavilion, the pavilion is raised upon a platform and is welcoming to all circulatory paths from the Botanical Gardens and the city. Its radial nature allows it to engage audiences from all angles and direct them to the main central space. The site is constructed in a way that allows circulation to be curated by the pavilion while also allowing for a sense of personal choice and journey.