Tuesday, September 1, 2009

TADAO ANDO - VITRA CONFERENCE PAVILION


Tadao Ando - Vitra Conference Pavilion, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1993)

"The 1993 construction of the Conference Pavilion by Tadao Ando was the architect’s first building outside Japan. The calm and restrained structure encompasses an assortment of conference rooms. It is characterized by a highly ordered spatial articulation with a large part of its volume concealed below grade. A striking feature is the footpath leading to the pavilion, which has a significant association with meditation paths in the gardens of Japanese monasteries."
from: www.vitra.com/en-hu/collage/campus/

Overall view pointing west


View of the access pointing northwest


View of the access wall in the foreground and the Museum designed by Gehry in the background