QUEEN HUH MEMORIAL PARK, AYODHYA
As purpose of the podium is to pause to reﬂect on oneself and with others, exchange of ideas, and a calling for a better tomorrow, our space has born out of a dynamic canvas of wooden enclosure. The building units of this pavilion are stacked modules which have circular elements swinging on axis. As the wind will hit this canvas, it will mark it's entry by swinging the kinetic elements, creating melody and drama in structure. And we are calling it nothing less than Wind Orchestra.
We have oriented the pavilion along the harbor to maximize the view from inside. As one approaches towards the pavilion the long span of the terrace acts as horizontal facade. Front facade of pavilion presents dynamic pattern as the beholder moves towards pavilion. On reaching one is greeted with unobstructed view of sea, inducing a joyful moment of discovery.
The concept takes in the idea that we are born out of nature. The range of our aspirations coincides with existence itself, few nanometers to millions of lightyears. And we may, as a species, parish with or because of nature.The podium is an enclosure and can be perceived as a wavy fabric with openings. It provides the the view of the sky and sea. This inﬁnite expansion of sea and sky are the reminiscent of the whole of which we are a part.
Guests will come from various ﬁelds where each has devoted her life to understand a speciﬁc part of the whole. Each have understood the world through their speciﬁc window. Openings in the structures represent those different windows through which they have seen their part of whole. Everyone looks through window of their expertise and reﬂect upon their ﬁeld of vision. And from these various ﬁelds of vision we piece together the whole. And from here comes our collective wisdom and
understanding of the whole. Whatever window they have chosen to look out and however vast or narrow is their ﬁeld of vision, they are serving the society by telling story of the whole.
In the given setting of sea and later forest, the idea of entering inside a structure, which has inherent fragility, is surreal. It reaches out to every kid inside an adult.The swing of circular elements by wind is auspicious, like ringing bells of a holy place.The tall height of the structure is conducive of broader thinking. Structure will create a meditative space in forrest by giving enclosure but allowing in the elements and will mark a harmonious presence in nature. Inside the Wind Orchestra diffused light through tensile fabric sets the serene mood and wind is vocal as it swings the kinetic elements of modules. Small vibrations in fabric by wind produce binaural hums.
In one module kinetic element swings on a horizontal axis while other cube module has tensile fabric tied along body diagonals. Small modules as repetitive units provide strength and stability and has advantages of easy handling for logistic as well as assembly.