Leisure Pavilion at Colombo 3
Addressing the client’s requirements for a space for leisure and entertainment, this pavilion was built to function as a venue to entertain friends and family of a young couple in urban Colombo. The clients wanted to maintain the privacy of their own residence and since their lifestyle involved frequent entertaining requested an additional building on a site away from their residence, in the city centre location of Colombo 3.
Choosing to design a garden pavilion instead of a closed building allows for a great degree of openness and enables indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. The pavilion is a double height roofed space that is open to the gardens on both sides. It contains an enclosed timber box that contains the necessary services (pantry, care taker’s room, and toilet).The timber box contains a lounge area at the upper level with a tranquil lily pool. The pavilion accommodates large events and gatherings but it is also simply a place of leisure for the family.