"Farnham-Connolly State Park Pavilion "
Company:Touloukian Touloukian Inc
Designer(s): Touloukian Touloukian Inc , United States
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The project began as an environmental clean-up of an abandoned municipal airport site. Surrounding wetlands were remediated and impacted soils were collected under a geotextile cap for the location of a new park.
Two pavilions support large community gatherings, performance events, outdoor education classrooms, and passive shaded seating. The primary pavilion is created by alternating “bent” painted steel forms with ipe wood louvers. The orientation of the axes are generated by an alignment with the open lawn to its south and to the view corridor overlooking the wetlands. As visitors walk the path circulating the park, the sculptural geometry of the pavilion changes to dynamically evoke the airport’s historic images of flight.
A second pavilion is adjacent to the parking lot with primary function to conceal portable toilet facilities and also to be a meeting place for park ranger activities and as a shaded drop off and pick up location.
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