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2002 Market Square, Providence, RI

Designed to serve fruit, the various parts and functions of the pavilion form an integrated anatomy. When in use, the plane of the wall slides open to form six triangular spaces for fruit servers to occupy. The depth of the wall provides a cutting surface, access to basins and cutting boards, and opens apertures for communication between servers and the public. Prior to cutting and serving, the fruits are framed in a still life at the core of the structure. Thus positioned, they are a document to the temporal nature of their beauty and wholeness.

Project Team

Design: Angel Steger, Syndey Schremser, Sanghoon Lee, Elizabeth Tullos, Ana Calle, Ana Goldstein, Joonsik Kim, Bulut Cebeci, Kyle Sheffield, and Margot Tsim
Drawings: Angel Steger
Critic: Kyna Leski

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Three-quarter view of fruit pavilion while open. When open, the folded panels create openings for fruit preparers to stand and operate.
Side view of fruit pavilion while closed. Folding panels slide to form a flat plane.
At left, front view of the fruit pavilion, shown with one side with the panels open, one side closed. The center area both holds and frames the fruit in a living still-life. At right, the center fruit area is accessed by fruit preparers standing in the triangles formed by the open panels.
Axonometric diagram of the fruit pavilion: top shelving holds fruit, the second level holds basins for washing the fruit. Fruit preparers interact with passerfy via the open folded panels. Drawings by Angel Steger
Axon, plan, and elevation drawings of the structure. Drawings by Angel Steger.
Spatial and anatomical studies of still-life and ugli fruit dissection. The anatomy of a fruit, from central veins to sections, to skin, provided inspiration for the space planning of the pavilion, while the idea of still-life provided the visual display of the fruit. Drawings by Angel Steger.