Location: Charlottesville (USA)
Area: 5 100 m² (54.896 SF)
Client: City of Charlottesville
Project team: Nicholas Goldsmith, William Lenart, David Bott, Arnaud Delugeard
Structural: FTL Engineering Studio
The specific challenge posed by this music pavilion was to allow a flexible use to the park on which it sits. A tri-chord steel arch spans 30m over the park lawn and supports a tensile fabric roof creating shelter for 5,000 viewers.Being at the end of a public walkway, the arch completes the perspective without blocking the view from Main Street.
The arch therefore serves as both a landscape framing device and a roof structure from which the roof skin is raised and tensioned in place.The stage-house structure takes on from the roof structure using circular 4 chord trusses.