BONFIRE: Open International Architectural Competition

design competition/sept 2012-dec 2012/individual


As you approach the beacon in the distance during the evening while the fog roles into the sea cliffs you gaze upon a stunning view of the ocean. As the blaze awakens for the Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, you are welcomed with folklore, art and music.

The fractured pavilion is about creating a sacred place for the people of Papa Westray to come and celebrate in a controlled environment away from the elements. The pavilion emerges from the edge of the sea cliffs as a beacon acknowledging safety and comfort. The pavilion represents order and chaos. The relationship between the two meets at the bonfire pit where they collide and release the light.



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