19.8.2020

Mukkula Manor park wood pavilion

The wooden pavilion, located in Lahti Mukkula old manor park, is built entirely of simple 48×96 mm timber planks which form an undulating complex curtain structure 17 meters in length. Light is filtered through the wooden beams creating dancing patterns of light and shadow on the structure. The dynamic effect is chancing constantly due to different lighting conditions. The pavilion offers a shelter for the visitors and creates a welcoming gate in to the historical park.

The structure of the pavilion is formed by eight elements of planks connected with steel bars. The elements are locked together with a finger joint in between of the roof beams. The pavilion form a sequence of intimate spaces varying in size and atmosphere. Similarly, the level of transparency through the structure is different depending on the viewing angle.

The complex woodwork was produced by highly skilled carpenters and the realization of the pavilion was made possible by a great client of Lahti Energia. The pavilion is a part of wood architecture park around the Lake Vesijärvi with previous works designed by architects awarded with Spirit of Nature -award including Peter Zumthor, Richard Leplastier, Kengo Kuma and Gert Wingård.

Project in brief

Mukkula Manor park wood pavilion

  • Location | Mukkulan Kartanonpuisto, Lahti
  • Purpose | Pavilion, gate for the manor park
  • Constructor/Client | Lahti Energia Oy, City of Lahti
  • Architectural Design | AOR Arkkitehdit
  • Structural design | HP Insinöörit Oy
  • Contractor | Pro Puu ry
  • Wood component supplier | Koskisen Oy
  • Total area | 35 m2
  • Year completed | 2018
  • Photographs | AOR Arkkitehdit
  • Text | Erkko Aarti