Los Angeles, CA
Designed and built by Yale University students led by Brennan Buck, the pavilion acts as the information center for New Haven’s summer International Festival of Arts and Ideas. The structure is suited to a performance festival - solid and massive from one angle, lightweight and almost entirely porous from another, it alternately hides and reveals its contents.
Constructed from thin aluminum sheets, the pavilion opens up on two sides for ventilation and security, focusing views toward the festival’s main stage. Over 1000 panels create shifting effects of reflection and color as visitors move around the pavilion, creating less of a timeless image of shelter than an unstable, engaging heart of the festival.
Location: New Haven, CT, US