Aqua Pavilion 2.0
Martin Luther King Community Garden, Uptown, Pittsburgh, PA - Fall 2016 / Spring 2017
In collaboration with a team of 10 students from the School of Architecture
The Aqua Pavilion is a rainwater collection and shelter space designed for a local community garden. Aqua Pavilion 2.o is a continuation of the Aqua Pavilion 1.0 project. At the completion of Aqua Pavilion 1. competition, the entries were judged by members of the Martin Luther King Community Garden. A few months after that competition, the members of the garden approached the School of Architecture, seeking to build the Aqua Pavilion on the site of their garden.
The pavilion collects rainwater for irrigation use, but also provides a space for members of the community garden to work, socialize, and learn. The pavilion also serves as a space where younger members of the community can go to learn about farming and food, and become involved in the process.
A team of 10 volunteer students collaborated with garden members to design, project manage, and construct the pavilion at the Martin Luther King Garden. The process included working with city officials to approve the construction of the pavilion, and working with a contractor to install elements of the design on site.
The Aqua Pavilion is now in use by The Martin Luther King Community Garden on Kirkpatrick Street in Pittsburgh.