Interior wooden pavilion
Wood installation in Canadian nature. A pavilion as a monument to the Pacific Connector Pipeline

FLOAT Architectural Research and Design studio designs three pavilions, sanctuaries for animal species, arranged along the route of the Pacific Connector Pipeline, a major planned pipeline in North America that undermines the biodiversity of the environment

Each of the three pavilions is built on private land owned by community members who actively contest the expropriation of their land for pipeline construction. Each of the owners has managed their land with the goal of preserving diversity

Wooden pavilion of circular shape

The design of the portals is meant to be a resistance to the pipeline, transforming the perception of these places and demonstrating the ecological value rather than the profit that can be made from it. The pavilion is made entirely of wood and has a circular shape

Wooden pavilion of circular shape

The cloth around the portal allows rainwater to fall on one side, providing shelter for humans as well. On the other side the thatch collects water and nutrients, creating a very active habitat for other species

Wooden pavilion of circular shape

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