LESS Pavilion in Canberra
Pezo von Ellrichshausen 

LESS Pavilion in Canberra

Pezo von Ellrichshausen 

The Chilean firm headed by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen built this stucture composed of 36 concrete columns and a circular ramp leading to a viewing deck. Named Less, the pavilion has a square plan and the columns are identical, arranged in a regular 6x6 grid. Pumped water spills down its outer sides to the base. Commissioned by the real estate developer Molonglo, this large installation invites the visitor to occupy and interact with its different spaces, which arouse sensations of stillness and movement at the same time. 6,000 specimens of 50 plant species grow around.


Pezo von Ellrichshausen / Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen (socios partners); Fabian Puller, Olga Herrenbrücks, Amélie Bès (equipo team)

Dezignteam (arquitecto local architect of record); Northrop (estructura structure); Oculus (paisajismo landscape)

Creative Building Services

330 m²

Rory Gardiner