SHOWN | Sommer Pavillion Competition | 2018 [more]
×SHOWN Sommer Pavillion Competition Cascais, Portugal, 2018
SHOWN borrows the material language of the water distribution network pipes and gives them a new and unexpected aesthetic. Water travels in a closed circuit through the action of a wind-power pump located in the main courtyard by the Sommer House. From there, it branches out into FIVE Sensorial devices, where users can engage with water through the five senses. The canopy at the center of Jardim da Parada acts as the main anchor point and meeting place for the entire proposal, and it will include an information point for the activities of the European Youth Capital 2018. Built around the statue of Costa da Pinto and thus celebrating his importance for the city of Cascais, the structure is composed of lightweight wood framework and wood panels with a waterproof membrane finish. The outer ring has a water spray system to chill the entire area. This is also the point where the water of the circuit gets collected, through a shallow pool placed on top of the grass. The water pipe network branches out throughout the garden, giving shape to five Water Sensorial Devices that invite the public to engage with the water through their senses: listening, touching, tasting, looking and smelling.