Anna Gorman is no stranger to community architecture and responding to place within the built environment, and neither is The Northshore Pavilion in Queensland. Her design of the riverside public gathering platform expresses the idea of a temporary building as a landmark, utilising prefabricated components to enable future relocation and incorporating wharf timbers salvaged from the site.
The primary element of the structure includes smaller pod buildings connected by a platform under a folded timber canopy – a unifying component that illuminates the pavilion as a beacon on a site generally described as immense, flat, hot and glary. A truly Australian landscape.
This article originally appeared in issue 58 of green magazine.