Project Description

This was the result of a comprehensive building design studio proposing a Canadian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale of Architecture if it were to exhibit in Canada.  The pavilion building, which was to house a major art gallery, public communal spaces and gardens, a restaurant, and educational facilities, responded to its location on the Grand River in Cambridge, Ontario, by shaping the effects of natural light through its architecture in reference to the various conditions of sunlight on the river's surface.  The building was largely designed with the use of small-scale lighting study models, photographed and then translated into the architectural language.