Osnaburgh Street Pavilion
Carmody Groarke have been selected in a two-stage invited competition organised by The Architecture Foundation on behalf of British Land plc for the new Osnaburgh Street Pavilion in Regent Place, London. The competition called for a new pavilion to beautify and intensify the entrance to the new East West connection to Osnaburgh Street. Its role is both to mark a significant entrance to the Regent’s Place development, and to enrich the public experience of the open space at street level. The winning concept for the pavilion by Carmody Groarke, who are also are finalists in Young Architect of the Year 2007 award, proposes a pavilion as an ornamental field of rods supporting a canopy eight metres above the streetscape. Pathways are defined within the pavilion by removing clusters of the rod structure, creating generous spaces and seating areas. These pathways reveal various densities of golden vertical rods that shimmer in sunlight by day and contain intense projected light by night, generating a visual moiré effect for passers-by. The concept will now be developed with British Land to clearly mark each end of Soane Street from both its approaches and to intensify the experience of movement through the new avenue as part of the Osnaburgh Street development adjacent to Sir John Soane’s Church. Osnaburgh Street Pavilion is now called Regent's Place Pavilion


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