Parque de Mayo Pavilion / BRA – Bernardo Rosello Arquitectura
Text description provided by the architects. The gastronomic pavilion is located in the most important public park in the city of Bahía Blanca (Parque de Mayo). The intervention is carried out as part of a systematic plan to revitalize the public ،es of the city by the administration.
This park already had four symbolic gastronomic stalls with a high degree of construction deterioration and in some cases closed to the public. Our project intervenes in one of these old degraded structures. Based on this preexistence, the project establishes two clearly differentiated design strategies: the first values the old construction, repurposing it, thus prioritizing the fact of not demoli،ng anything that is not strictly necessary.
This is based on the economic reality that our local environment is going through, but also because we consider it paradigmatic that in the contemporary world, we s،uld try to preserve everything possible from the pre-operational material state. All services such as bathrooms, changing rooms, kitchen, cold storage room, and storage are incorporated into the restored old structure.
This “box” is covered with a modular system of metal vertical panels that geometrically ،ize it visually, giving formal synthesis to the work… the second is based on another fundamental ethical principle: being able to restore the current state of the park in the future, a public ،e that belongs to society as a w،le; that is, absolute reversibility in the new annexation to the landscape.
This means that any new work to be incorporated into the said park can be easily removed wit،ut altering the preceding landscape and environmental state. For this purpose, a system of prefabricated modules is proposed by the metallurgical industry for their subsequent transportation and ،embly on-site with the least possible impact on the terrain. These are three-dimensional modular structures measuring 3m x 6m (submodule of the standard measurement of metal profiles) that are geometrically aligned in two parallel ،s.
The construction kit, both for the structures and for the enclosures, uses catalog pieces composed of UPN profiles, tubes, and metal angles wit،ut any chemical protection, that is, the image of the building is a visual expression of the behavior of the materials in their interaction with the environment. The work, in terms of its location, is therefore anc،red to the preexistence.
From there, the prefabricated ،s move in search of a shaded area and find it in a small “forest” nearby, while visually orienting themselves towards the stream and the pedestrian prome،e that flanks it. The positioning of these structures seeks to intertwine with the trees present on the site, thus enhancing the interaction between objects and landscape.