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Diamond-Shaped Hightseat Pavilion is a Tree-Topped Concert Venue in Romania
Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 16, 2011 @ 9:48 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features | No Comments
In our crazy digital age, many urbanites have lost their connection to nature, which is why Prechteck Architecture wanted to create something dramatic to encourage Romanians to return to the city of Timisoara's urban park. Hence the enigmatic Hightseat Pavilion was born. Although the diamond-shaped structure is intriguing enough to draw in curious visitors, it's not so splashy or out of place that people would inadvertently be distracted from the surrounding natural environment. Instead, by encouraging plants to grow on it, without restriction, it blends in seamlessly with the park. Made up of natural materials and ideal for various applications, the pavilion peers high enough over the tree line that it is the perfect concert venue!
The pavilion is made of beech timber boards, creating an aerated truss system that encourages ivy and other hardy plants to grow in between the gaps. The walls of the structure also double as staircases and beach-chair seating . Visitors are encouraged to lounge about during the day and relax, but the evenings are set aside for activities filled with incredible views of the park. Up to forty people can gather at the apex at once, making this a fantastic place to reinvigorate the city’s cultural and social life while giving back to nature  at the same time.
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 beach-chair seating: http://inhabitat.com/archinoma-for-the-future-prefab-beach-bum-in-all-of-us/
 giving back to nature: http://inhabitat.com/giving-back-for-christmas/tree-planting-volunteering-planting-trees/
 + Prechteck Architects: http://prechteck.com/
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