Lexus Pavilion, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Project client /   Joost Bakker and The Big Group

Role /   Construction documentation and design advice through full completion of project

Project Sector /   Commercial, temporary structure

Builder /   Joost Bakker

Synopsis /  Designed as a sustainable green temporary pavilion, the Lexus Pavilion is a great example of re-usable architecture. Detail 3 was contracted to help document and realise Joost’s prototype concept for a green building. The overall building has three levels while the interior is large enough to fit a Lexus car on the ground level. Glazing modules with operable louvers enclose the interior space and allow controlled cooling through natural ventilation. A rooftop bar with Joost’s signature vegetation is also included on the third level to give the best views of the race that stops a nation. Working with a passionate client allowed us to throw as much of our knowledge and creativity into the project as possible, resulting in a successful building outcome.