Yuan Ziyang

Hillside Ginkgo

The key concept explored through my design is to create a pavilion with a large open space for users to have conversation or performance during the day and meanwhile create different threshold experiences for visitors when they walk by and into the pavilion. Through maximizing the interaction between inside and outside, the openings on the external surface maintain a level of privacy for the visitors inside the pavilion.

The space of the pavilion design can be divided into inside and outside open space. The internal area has seats along one side for people, and one of the large open space has a seat in the middle to increase the opportunity of conversation between users. The large opening side of the pavilion is great for performance groups. The audience can sit around the curved seats or the lawn above on east side, and they can also stand around the pavilion. The pavilion uses different material to provide visitors with different experience visually and physically.