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ISLAND PARK PAVILION
The City of South Bend commissioned the architects to design a unique, permanent outdoor pavilion that would embody the many aspects of future downtown riverfront development, and compliment the architecture of the landmark Century Center. The prime objectives of the design were to create a structure that was dynamic yet simple, innovative yet constructible, sculptural yet functional. To achieve these objectives, the architects collaborated with Birdair, Inc., Amherst, NY to design the pavilion with a tensile membrane. Made up of four hyper-parabolic forms, the roof covers nearly 6,400 square feet. The shape enhances the feeling of openness and the experiential pleasure of being on the island. The roof membrane not only shields guests from the elements, but also deflects solar energy and emits low levels of heat.
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    ISLAND PARK PAVILION
    The City of South Bend commissioned the architects to design a unique, permanent outdoor pavilion that would embody the many aspects of future downtown riverfront development, and compliment the architecture of the landmark Century Center. The prime objectives of the design were to create a structure that was dynamic yet simple, innovative yet constructible, sculptural yet functional. To achieve these objectives, the architects collaborated with Birdair, Inc., Amherst, NY to design the pavilion with a tensile membrane. Made up of four hyper-parabolic forms, the roof covers nearly 6,400 square feet. The shape enhances the feeling of openness and the experiential pleasure of being on the island. The roof membrane not only shields guests from the elements, but also deflects solar energy and emits low levels of heat.
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    ISLAND PARK PAVILION
    The City of South Bend commissioned the architects to design a unique, permanent outdoor pavilion that would embody the many aspects of future downtown riverfront development, and compliment the architecture of the landmark Century Center. The prime objectives of the design were to create a structure that was dynamic yet simple, innovative yet constructible, sculptural yet functional. To achieve these objectives, the architects collaborated with Birdair, Inc., Amherst, NY to design the pavilion with a tensile membrane. Made up of four hyper-parabolic forms, the roof covers nearly 6,400 square feet. The shape enhances the feeling of openness and the experiential pleasure of being on the island. The roof membrane not only shields guests from the elements, but also deflects solar energy and emits low levels of heat.
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    ISLAND PARK PAVILION
    The City of South Bend commissioned the architects to design a unique, permanent outdoor pavilion that would embody the many aspects of future downtown riverfront development, and compliment the architecture of the landmark Century Center. The prime objectives of the design were to create a structure that was dynamic yet simple, innovative yet constructible, sculptural yet functional. To achieve these objectives, the architects collaborated with Birdair, Inc., Amherst, NY to design the pavilion with a tensile membrane. Made up of four hyper-parabolic forms, the roof covers nearly 6,400 square feet. The shape enhances the feeling of openness and the experiential pleasure of being on the island. The roof membrane not only shields guests from the elements, but also deflects solar energy and emits low levels of heat.