FROM THE AIA:
The vision for the Pavilion is to create an oasis for children. This concept is infused throughout the building’s design, planning and operations. Drawing inspiration from natural elements that are unique to the city of Richmond, the design is intrinsically tied to its location.
A strong concept and sophisticated approach to a difficult program are evidence of the focus this team brought to this solution. The design respects the difficulties of the site and the opportunities of designing for a children’s health facility. The clinic level medical planning is very well done – reflecting efficient clinician workflow without compromising day lighting to the staff and public areas. The building massing responds exceptionally well to the functional requirements and are executed with appropriately differing materials. This is an insightful solution to a compressed urban site.