The Ross Pavilion Design Competition, Reimagining Edinburgh's West Princess Street Gardens

Best Project of Public Space by Student

About the project
The thesis focuses on taking art as an inspiration, a point of departure and how architecture can come about by taking it as a design process. The entry although, focuses on the design part of the design generates from building up a series of diagrams that express the work style of Eisenman with the author’s interpretation. The idea of the pavilion here is to create a very landscape-oriented design where people engage with the contextual heritage of the garden with some momentary pauses generated by the design. It is through this that the landscape elements start emerging where adults and children both engage with them and it serves as a positive activity generator on the site. With this, the focus is to create some sunken landscaped gardens that emerge through the traces of lines being generated from the process. In addition to this, there is a focus on the functional part of the design that is a Visitor Center and an Open Air Amphitheater.

Princess Gardens, Edinburgh, the UK

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Applicant and author of the project
Parthiv Deepak Parikh.
«I am an architect, currently pursuing my Masters of Architecture, RIBA Part II from The University of Greenwich. I completed my bachelor's in 2019 from The School of Environment Design and Architecture, Navrachana University.»