The pavilion is conceived as a space that encourages the public to engage for a moment: to pause, dream, and reflect on self and surroundings. Inspired by the theme of the Brixton Design Trail: Love is Power.
The idea of self-reflection and allowing a moment for thought can be seen as a way to build individual strength and thus be reflected on how we view and navigate our surroundings.
The pavilion is situated within the St Mathews church peace gardens on a triangular island intersected by two major roads. Aligned by trees on both sides, is the only green patch of public space in the center of Brixton which feels enclosed and private, making it an ideal space to sit and lay.
The proposed pavilion is purposefully situated and orientates itself towards the derelict fountain in the gardens of St. Matthews Church as a way to trigger thoughtful and considered interventions to revive this centrally located green space and the once-functioning fountain.
Designed on a sloping platform which forces visitors to lay down. By directing their gaze upwards towards the bright coloured light in the triangulated roof structure, the aim is to create a dream-like illusion for imagination. Iridescent film, hanging within like sails, create vivid reflections, drawing visitors inwards and engaging them with the space and their thoughts for a moment.
Mirrored surfaces on the vertical fins to the outer structure are designed to buffer surrounding sound and reflect the landscape, camouflaging the pavilion within the garden.
Plywood is proposed as the primary material, with the aim of keep the construction simple and to have minimal impact on the site. This approach ensures that the pavilion can be transported and reassembled at another location if required.