Michael Hsu Office of Architecture collaborated closely with MVVA to design the Waterloo Park Family Pavilion. Located adjacent to two expansive heritage trees shading a wooden deck, the project provides seating and facilities for the park’s trailer concession amenities while seamlessly blending into the landscape.
The Family Pavilion reflects the park’s architectural language with a concrete structure, designed to keep the landscape at the forefront of the experience. The seemingly simple, open-air building is heavily rooted, with a roof that is designed so that it appears to float over the space. A free-standing, concrete vessel sink mirrors the building’s form and is designed to withstand the elements. A large skylight at the back of the sloped roof bathes the concrete interior in natural lighting. A planter located below the skylight, once mature, will cover the back wall with greenery.
Get a closer look at the design and construction process of Waterloo Park’s Family Pavilion below.
Family Pavilion rendering by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture