Soft Corner Pavilion

Best Art in Outdoor Public Space

About the project
The object was designed for the music festival in Nikola-Lenivets. A simple form, a seemingly massive wall — all this is made of soft hay. The pavilion existed for three days of the festival, and then was ruined and handed over to local farmers.
A music festival held in such a picturesque place presupposes a mixture of culture and nature, a constant change of events. On the scale of the event, the pavilion can be understood as something opposite to what is happening around: instead of a noisy open-air club, a private space is created. Outside, there are walls with two wide and two narrow passages, inside there is a sacred space, a secret amphitheater of calm and silence. The pavilion absorbs sounds, and a quiet place is formed inside, where it is difficult to hear speech.

Nikola-Lenivets art park, Kaluga Region, Russia

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Applicant and authors of the project
whitelakewhitelake (Alexander Belozertsev, Julia Belozertseva): «We are a young architectural studio. It is important for us to work at the intersection of art, architecture and production. In our work, we pay great attention to the problem of unused spaces, utilitarian materials and objects left by people or generated by technology. We strive to understand their specific atmosphere and, without reducing our work to a set of design cliches, open them up to new experiences.»


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