WDC Helsinki 2012 Pavilion Aalto University, Helsinki World Design Capital, Aalto University, Finish design, wooden pavilion, exhibition space, cultural architecture, green living

The wooden pavilion is a multifunctional gathering place, serving as a compliment to the city’s existing cultural attractions. The program of events is very rich, ranging from yoga lessons on Thursday mornings to roundtables and workshops where people can learn about and discuss the future of interior and urban design, with a strong focus on the quality of life. Along with educational programs, the concept of sustainable urban living can be found even in the pavilion’s café, where visitors can taste locally grown summer food.

The whole structure consists of a base and terrace, the premises, pillars and a roofed area. The triangulated roof is transparent, which lets the pavilion bathe in natural light. The pillars of the roofed area are set on thick plates placed on the gravel base. Each pillar is a six-pointed veneer plywood box structure. A translucent curtain can be pulled around the side of the building to provide a more intimate atmosphere.

+ World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

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