For the 3rd yearly Annecy Paysages landscape architecture competition, Riga-primarily based Didzis Jaunzems Architecture (DJA) has crafted the Wicker Pavilion, a stunning and revolutionary pavilion covered with 262 standard wicker baskets. Found in the coronary heart of Jardins de l’Europe in the alpine city of Annecy, France, the pavilion provided park people respite from the warm summertime sunshine when framing find sights of the landscape. DJA also participated in the pageant final calendar year with the UGUNS pavilion.
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With the Wicker Pavilion, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture has mixed modern architecture with standard Latvian craftsmanship. The arched pavilion was built with a timber grid shell composition strategy. “The triangular mesh of the timber grid is assembled on the ground, then the center aspect is lifted to a necessary top and then the three corners are fastened to build the last arched condition,” the architects defined. “The load bearing construction is produced of pine tree planks 21 x 45 mm in 6 structural layers related with bolts at crossing details.”
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The timber-framed shell was then included with 262 conventional wicker baskets that have been woven into cone styles by Latvian artisans. The lattice construction of the wicker baskets enables for filtered daylight by way of the pavilion, building a dynamic engage in of mild and shadow on the grass. In addition to giving a shaded house for park website visitors, the arched pavilion also invites a feeling of enjoy. The gridded triangular sections of the body are significant sufficient for passersby to poke their heads inside of and appear through to views framed by the conical wicker baskets.
To enhance the versatility of the timber framework in the course of the development procedure, the architects soaked the construction with h2o to improve the pliability of the components. In excess of time, the timber and wicker components will develop a pure patina and turn a silvery gray to greater mix in with the bordering landscape.
Pictures by Eriks Bozis by using DJA