Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson




Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Nic Lehoux

The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and the McGovern Centennial Gardens celebrate the Hermann family’s gift of the park to the citizens of Houston in 1914.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Casey Dunn

The Pavilion marks the entry to the new 15-acre Gardens and sits on an axis that runs from the public approach straight on to the great spiral mount at the far end of the Gardens.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Nic Lehoux

Visitors approach through a grove of Crepe Myrtle trees towards the chiseled granite wall of the Pavilion and a measured opening marked by a low roof overhang and lantern-like volumes on either side.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Nic Lehoux

One passes through a gateway of angled shimmering stainless steel walls under a metal ceiling that tilts up towards the Gardens and mount.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Casey Dunn

The entrance is flanked by a zinc clad meeting room to the north and a small contemplative courtyard to the south, spaces which provide indoor and outdoor amenities for Houstonians to enjoy and reinforce the connection to the landscape with broad views of the garden.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A light metal trellis serves as a front porch for the Pavilion and mitigates direct sun exposure while allowing the Pavilion’s garden side to remain open and transparent. Source  by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Nic Lehoux
  • Location: Houston, Texas, USA
  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Client: Hermann Park Conservancy
  • Area: 12,000 SF
  • Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Casey Dunn, Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Site Plan
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Plan
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Spatial Organization
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Photo © Casey Dunn
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Site Diagram
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Concept Sketch
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
Early Study Models

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