Glass Pavilion is an urban shelter constructed of molded, laminated glass units with a titanium tension ring. The overall form of the pavilion and the individual glass units are expressive of the functional requirements and structural loads of the project.
The design seeks to integrate spatial, tectonic, and structural requirements in an elegant, iconic form of two surfaces. The form of the lower and upper surface defines simultaneously, interior and exterior spaces: bus shelter, pedestrian entrance to a below ground parking garage, and information kiosk.
The design was done in collaboration while employed at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, in collaboration with technical director C.Keith Boswell and structural engineer, David Shook. SOM and Mr.Boswell were invited to participate Glass Performance Days in Tampere, Finland.