Baroque Pavilion

A pavilion placed in a Baroque garden north of Copenhagen, replicating the stair of Certosa di Padula monastery. The stair as an architectural element played an important role in the Baroque era. It changed position from a simple utilitarian structure to becoming a dominant and theatrical architectural object of its own.
    The interior of the pavilion is an intimate space lined with plywood that opens dramatically towards the sky. The double stair becomes a scenography elevating the process of moving up through space. The exterior of the pavilion reveals nothing of the interior. It is the negative shape of the stair and the timber wall structure that holds it. At the top of the stair is a small platform where visitors get an unobstructed view of the beautiful park from above.

Competition entry
Rudersdal, Denmark
Gl. Holtegaard Gallery
40 sqm
Johan Dehlin
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