Loenen Pavilion is a multifunctional building dedicated to commemorating Dutch WW II victims located at the National Field of Honour.
With its 52 x 19-meter footprint, the pavilion stretches like a horizontal white line settled amidst slender birches and pines. The serene atmosphere and lack of intrusiveness have been achieved by a narrow and compact structure, obscured by tree trunks yet in clear view. Strategically placed stone-clad walls and roof perforations expose treetops and open skies. Sightlines are directed inward, outward, and through to maintain the fragile aura of light and tranquillity, while the functions flow logically into one another.
This project has been longlisted in the small building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Designer: KAAN Architecten
Project: Loenen Pavilion