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The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion / Marlon Blackwell Architect

  • 01:00 - 20 June, 2011
The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion / Marlon Blackwell Architect
The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion / Marlon Blackwell Architect, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • Architect

    Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Landscape Architect

    The Landscape Studio, Ed Blake; NINebark ,Eric Fulford & Ann Reed
  • Consulting Engineer

    Guy Nordenson & Associates Structural Engineers, L'Acquis Consulting Engineers, Cripe Architects & Engineers
  • General Contractor

    Geupel DeMars Hagerman
  • Area

    1290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion is the result of a studied relationship between building, land and art, and serves as both a threshold and a destination within the 100 Acres Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. An ipe screen lines a steel exoskeleton forming deck, wall and canopy, wrapping programmatic elements. The pavilion is constructed to touch the landscape lightly and allow for the free flow of rain and filtered sunlight through the structure.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

The interior space is surrounded by glass on three sides in addition to the skylight ceiling above, allowing visitors to maintain a powerful connection to the natural world around them. The building provides a versatile gathering and education space, restrooms, and emergency services. Carefully sited and in the woods of 100 Acres, the ADA accessible building is accessed by the park’s network of pedestrian Landscape Journeys.

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The Visitors Pavilion will be LEED certified, with careful attention paid to environmental sensitivity and energy efficiency throughout design and construction. Water saving fixtures are fed by on-site well water and a geothermal system provides heating and cooling. The Visitors Pavilion and surrounding landforms are carefully designed to inhabit the floodplain environment of 100 Acres, allowing occasional floodwaters to pass around and beneath the structure.

© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA; Jonathan Boelkins, Chris M. Baribeau, AIA; Gail Shepherd, AIA; Meryati Johari Blackwell, Mark Rukamathu , Matt Griffith, AIA; Mark Wise, Michael Pope, David Tanner, Angela Carpenter, Ignacio Gonzalez, Stephen Reyenga, Bradford Payne

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© Timothy Hursley
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Jandy Rotoni · March 20, 2012

very interesting projects especially the pavillion.

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Kevin Kastner · June 22, 2011

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John Beeler · June 22, 2011

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Matt Hale · June 22, 2011

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Robert Remiker · June 21, 2011

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mccabe · June 21, 2011

Looks a lot like a newer version of the Perry Lakes Pavilion.....and was photographed by Tim as well.

momsa · June 21, 2011

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Beautiful and sophisticated!

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BooBee · June 20, 2011

Very interesting project. Well executed.

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