“WHY wins Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion contest with design featuring undulating roof gardens.
American studio WHY has won a competition to design a new events pavilion overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, with plans for a series of glazed pavilions topped by wave-shaped roof gardens.
WHY partnered with Edinburgh office GRAS on its design for the £25 million Ross Pavilion, which was selected ahead of proposals by six other teams, including BIG, Adjaye Associates and Sou Fujimoto Architects.
The winning design, called Butterfly, proposes pavilions with a gently undulating terrain extending over the top, to ensure views of Edinburgh Castle remain the main focal point of the gardens.
This pavilions, which will house a visitors centre and a cafe, would be topped by an undulating promenade that provides access to Princes Street, one of the city’s main shopping streets.”