A 121m2 pavilion designedusing found fragments: concrete waffle slab ceiling as facade, street planters as seating, for example. The smell of various spices hits immediately upon entrance. Walls guide scents through floating floors. Herbs and spices are stored in the basement where guests are invited to take out, taste,  smell and grind them. Most of the collection of recipes and cookbooks is accessible by the public on the second floor- the reading room. Top floor is reserved for recipe archives.

>>> Published in Building22 Edition 09.

type of project: public building, individual
location: near Parliament Hill, Ottawa
supervisor: Marco Frascari
date of completion: december 2009


from folio site n photo

chosen fragments to appropriate into design at 1:1: coffered concrete ceiling, concrete planters


Sketch of the reading room / glass structure embedded into cliff


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