Balancing Pavillion

International Competition

Viksa, Russia



Set within the beautiful coniferous forest that surrounds the lake, the design concept emanates from the idea of combining the typical Russian landscape with the industrial town of Vyksa.

The Pavilion (The Cube) represents a landmark set in the middle of the lake linked to the periphery by a footbridge (The Line). The third element, The Framework, is a clear reference to common industrial elements such as chimneys, lattice-work, engines and ducts.

As a space that promotes activity, the proposed mix of elements aims to create a strong physical presence and a clear identity.