On Thursday, June 13, UBC SALA celebrates the public opening of C-SHORE, a pavilion for meditation and relaxation constructed of reclaimed western red cedar.
“Led by Associate Professor Joe Dahmen, C-SHORE was designed and constructed by SALA graduate students, and will provide a place of respite infused with the fragrance of drying cedar at one of the busiest points on campus.
The project connects architecture with local material ecologies. The cedar used to build the project was sawn from western red cedar trees reclaimed from a construction site less than two kilometres away in Wesbrook Village. In the upcoming year, UBC Geography students will work with a visiting sound artist to create a sound piece using recordings taken in the forest where the timber was harvested. The piece will connect the pavilion with the ghost ecologies resulting from material extraction.
After two years, the pavilion will be deconstructed, and the dried timber used to build garden planter boxes for Vancouver primary schools.
The project is supported by the UBC SEEDS Sustainability Program and local community and industry partners.” – UBC SALA