Gateway Park Entry Pavilion and Butterfly Tower
Equilibrium Engineers

The entry pavilion utilizes chamfered lines connecting site elements and the art piece depicts an abstracted butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. The complexity of the polycarbonate panel cladding pavilion roof was achieved through a system of articulated HSS ribs and a center truss-supported spine. Each angle of the chamfered roof was unique to the others. Connections between roof and wall elements were not readily apparent to the eye, creating the impression of a floating roof.

Owner/Developer: Portland Parks and Recreation

Architect: Scott Edwards Architecture / PLACE Landscape Architects

General Contractor: R & R General Contractors, L&M

Steel Fabricators, Custom Designed Skylights