German architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has designed a wooden pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana. Along with the pavilion, the Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation will also support Kéré’s job to Construct an environmentally sustainable secondary school in Burkina Faso called Naaba Belem Goumma. Kéré designed it from the Beartooth Mountains so visitors may experience a”rain of light” as sunlight filters via tent construction of vertically stacked logs.
The 1,900 sq ft wooden pavilion was designed to reimagine Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion in London this past year. The structure will be created in cooperation with the Montana-based architect Laura Viklund of Gunstock Timber Frames and organize poetry readings, classical recitals, and other events. It’ll be created as a gathering place for contemplation from Ponderosa and Lodgepole pine, two sorts of local timber.