Lit up at night, the pavilion acts as an overgrown Japanese lantern. The slight angle of the canopy clad in bright cedar reflects a warm glow in all directions.
In Canada, when a group who calls themselves the Hosers asks you to do something, there’s only one response. ‘For sure, buds’. All weeklong, any season of the year, this green space is used intensely by the community.
The community group, “Rockcliffe Hosers”, organize events and maintain the skating rink during the winter months. They decided it was time this park had a proper field house.
Design Insight - Lantern in the Night
Ottawa Urban Design Awards: Public Spaces & Civic Spaces 2019
“There are so few things that pull everyone together but it’s amazing what a rink will do”
Linebox designed a very small building with a very big roof. The oversized canopy is an open invitation for everybody to gather, find shelter on hot and cold days, interact and play.
The field house acts as a central hub between the four important elements present on site :
The public school
The soccer field
The skating rink
Community Leaders: Claridge Homes
Working Drawings: Neuf Architects
Photography: Justin Van Lewan