What could leisure pavilions intimately tied to the local habitat look like?
Pico de Loro, Philippines
CAZA created a network of public pavilions at Hamilo Coast, a beachside community two hours south of Manila.
The Sintala Pavilions were commissioned by residents to act as an anchor for the newly-developed residential village located near the site. They are a social center and shared amenity for the beachfront community.
Sprinkled throughout the foothills of the Laguna mountains and edge of Papaya Cove, the Sintala Pavilions respond to and activate the natural landscape they are situated in. The beehive-shaped pavilions are constructed with bamboo rods and connected with a steel and concrete framework. This gives them a naturalistic and organic appearance while also solidifying their permanence within their respective habitats.
The pavilions will house a variety of leisurely events—the mountain pavilions will host a variety of solitary exercises such as yoga and meditation workshops, while the beachfront pavilions will be used for larger social gatherings and feature a bar, locker rooms, and a communal seating area.
- PROJECT TEAM: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino
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