Oscar Hill

Pabellón de luz

Inspired by the work of architect Santiago Calatrava, this pavilion explores the use of geometry, pattern and shadow in relation to visual experience and spatial quality. The pavilion is intended as an enclosed space, where visitors can engage with the visual sensations of the ribbed geometries and the cast light and shadows. The pavilion is open on only one side and is sunken into the ground, creating an immersive experience where visitors are forced to look upwards and admire the patterned geometry, enveloped in both light and shade. The use of mild opaque plastic webbing further contributes to a spiritual experience, as it allows only for the light to penetrate through. Through a series of circular concrete platforms which reference the radial quality of the internal space and concrete pavement, an artificial hill is produced which appears to protrude from the landscape. These platforms also function as a space for seating, encouraging circumambulation. The landscape also gradually slopes up to the concrete pavement; providing a gentle transition from landscape to pavilion.