'sculptural without being gratuitously gestural'
Ian McChesney's design for a pavilion for Preston's Avenham Park will be the centrepiece of a Heritage Lottery funded scheme to revive parkland designed in the 1860s by noted landscape designer Edward Milner. The brief called for a classroom, WCs, a rangers' base and a performance space. The site is in a saucer-like depression, with the roof form particularly important. A forest of raking slender columns supports a series of roofs that fan out across the site.
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