From the soccer field a log-bridge placed on excavated rocks leads you over the stream to the hillock. A series of steps up the hill ends on a cement floored children’s game area which becomes a viewing platform of the sports field during the soccer matches played here. Tucked away below this deck inside the hill are the toilet facilities for the pavilion. A 29 meter long plexiglass roof stretches out covering a second deck and a large double height workshop space. This airy, double height space will be used to play games, build rafts, use the mini Jacobs ladder or just sit in the shade.
Below the timber deck a watersports store room with kayaks and canoes is enclosed by a series of steel mesh double doors. This deck projects out over the sports field and becomes a viewing platform of the surrounding trees. Two wooden climbing ladders take the children down to the granite stone paved ground floor.
Learning Pavilion, Magic Bus Centre for Experiential Learning, Karjat, Mumbai, India
Architects: Architecture Brio
Design Team: Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Sahil Deshpande, Pankaj Chakraborty, Ryan Mcloughlin
Structural Design: Vijay K. Patil Associates
Area: 275 sqm
Client: Magic Bus India Foundation
Sponsors: Laureus Foundation
Completion: Dicember 2013