Evolutionary Walk Pavilion
Celebrating Charles Darwin Bicentenary.
This pavilion was designed for the SESAM 2009 workshop in Valle di Canne, Rome. Each workshop group was given a metal U-Structure (4.8m square), in which to explore the theme of Evolution. The concept of our project was to explore man's physical, mental and spiritual evolution. Visitors are led on a journey through the pavilion where they discover a variety of spaces articulated to heighten awareness of particular faculties. Touch — crawling through a dark and narrow passage, our concern is with the texture of the surfaces immediate to us. Vision — we stand, where we are presented with a view of the park in the distance. We become more aware of the world around us. Self-awareness — we discover a generous bright lit room, where a small mirror attracts our attention. Upon seeing ourselves we become aware of our own physical limitations. We are objects in space. Spirituality — The mirror also directs us to a seat in an adjoining space. Sitting here, in a chimney to the sky, we reflect on our experience.