Elvin, Trevor (2004) [Lead project designer for] Greestone Pavilion, Lincoln: development of concept through to design completion. UL Architects.
|Divisions:||College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture|
|Abstract:||Lead project designer, responsible for building design, co-ordination and on-site management. The project resulted from collaboration between the East Midlands Development Agency, Lincoln City Council and the University of Lincoln, for two pavilions to provide exhibition space and artists work space for the university and the city. The location is within the Greestone Park and constitutes part of the cathedral heritage area, sitting adjacent to a listed Victorian garden temple and a grade 1 listed cathedral wall. The timetable for the project was completion of the Pavilion in the Park by 2004 and completion of the second building The Anti-Monument by 2007. The site is a Victorian park landscape and as such the design research had to address dual concerns, the provision of contemporary exhibition/studio space for artists, whilst being sympathetic to the very sensitive historic landscape. The design research focused on generating contemporary buildings softened and connected to the landscape through the choice of materials and the buildings’ physical connection to it. This led to several innovative outcomes: the plinths for each building became monolithic, aping tectonic layers of rock, suggesting that the foundation the buildings sat on had always existed, whilst the buildings were designed to be seen as light weight structures ephemeral in nature. Each has large openings to allow a visual connection with the landscape. The choice of untreated cedar cladding allows the buildings to change and attune to the seasons, fusing with the landscape. Building one (the Pavilion in the Park) was short listed for the RIBA EM Awards (2004) along with five other buildings. It was published in the RIBA Architecture Review East Midlands (Issue No 108 August 2004). Building two (the Anti-Monument) has been entered into RIBA EM Awards 2007.|
|Date Deposited:||14 Oct 2007|
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