Wicker Pavilion Annecy Paysages Building, Haute-Savoie Building, French Architecture Contest
Wicker Pavilion Building Annecy
16 Aug 2020
Wicker Pavilion Annecy Structure
Design: DJA – Didzis Jaunzems, Ksenia Sapega
Location: Jardins de l’Europe, Annecy, Haute-Savoie department, Rhône-Alpes region, France
Wicker Pavilion Annecy Building by Didzis Jaunzems Arhitektūra
Photos by Eriks Bozis
The Wicker Pavilion is designed combining contemporary architecture and traditional craftsmanship. It offers a place for relaxation and meditation in the heart of Jardins de l’Europe in Annecy, France.
The pavilion blends in with the surrounding landscape and forms a shaded space for park visitors to shelter from the hot summer sun.
It offers beautiful views to the surrounding nature, thus creating a communion between the sheltered space and the exterior. Filtered daylight through pavilion creates dynamic shadow patterns on the grass.
The pavilion is designed using timber grid shell structure technique and cowered with 262 traditional wicker baskets in a cone shape, weaved by Latvian craftsmen.
The triangular mesh of the timber grid is assembled on the ground, then middle part is lifted at necessary height and then three corners are fixed to create final arched shape.
Load bearing structure is made of pine tree planks 21 x 45 mm in 6 structural layers connected with bolts at crossing points. To provide timber flexibility during construction process, the structure was irrigated with water. In time timber and wicker will become grey and blend more into surrounding nature.
The project is designed as a part of Annecy Paysages landscape architecture festival, which this summer is taking place already 3rd year.
In 2019 DJA participated in this festival with the UGUNS pavilion.
Wicker Pavilion Jardins de l’Europe – Building Information
Project name: Wicker Pavilion
Project location: Jardins de l’Europe, Annecy, France
Client: Annecy Paysages
Building area: 50 m2
Architect firm: DJA – Didzis Jaunzems Arhitektūra
Leading architects: Didzis Jaunzems, Ksenia Sapega
Photos: Eriks Bozis
phone: +371 28261221
Wicker Pavilion Annecy Building infromation / images from DJA / Didzis Jaunzems Arhitektūra
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