Melbourne’s Sealight Pavilion is Designed for Contemplating the Elements
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The Sealight Pavilion was constructed as a joint effort over 14 weeks in 2011. It consists of two volumes: a tower and a cantilever, made entirely from locally-sourced, reclaimed cypress wood via Australian Reclaimed Timbers. A public, habitable sculpture, it offers a tranquil space from which to visitors can gaze out on Melbourne’s scenic harbor.
While the tower offers a secluded space to stare at the sky, the cantilever leans framing the sea like a picture. Designed for contemplating the passage of time, the structures themselves also change like if they were alive. The golden color of the reclaimed wood has been turned into a beautiful light silvery-grey that blends in with the maritime surroundings.
Photo © Gary Annett Photography