The Pavilion is situated slightly off the pathway connected to the East and West Barn, offering a space where people are welcome to relax and converse with one another. The design of the Pavilion and ensuing interactions—with 360-degree views, a simple tea bar, and comfortable Arne Jacobson Swan Chairs—speak to our core values of openness and peace.
The Pavilion is the smallest glass-enclosed volume of the River building. Notable architectural details include:
Thermal control through 55 distinct 500-foot deep geothermal wells
Glu-Lam timber beams, supported with columns and double-glazed glass panels
SANAA–designed tea bar and bench
Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs for community conversation
Carpeted floors to create a warm environment
Doors that open on both sides to facilitate an open air environment in warm months