Lillian Elliott

CONSTITUENT The bridging of ‘humans’ and ‘nature’


This design proposal takes to heart P. Westley Schulz’s declaration;  “As individuals, we are citizens of the natural world; as societies, we are bound by the resources of our environment; as a species, our survival depends on an ecological balance with nature.”

Proposed in this design are three pavilions distributed throughout Otari Wilton Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand. These pavilions act as a mechanism to frame the elements of Papatuanuku, Tane Mahuta, and Ranginui. The spacing of these pavilions introduces a durational component that elongates time spent within nature.

The proposed pavilions draw attention to the rich cultural, vegetal and geological heritage of the reserve, and reference the co-constitutional relationship between humans and nature. Individually, these pavilions enable a connection to each element while collectively, they create a rounded experience - taking the visitor on a journey to identifying the notion that humans are constituent of nature.

Bachelor of Design (Hons)

Exploded isometrics of the three pavilions of Papatūānuku, Tāne Mahuta, and Ranginui which are located throughout the reserve. 
The pavilion of Tāne encompasses and frames mapped flora and fauna in the reserve of Otari Wilton to draw the viewers attention to their surroundings. 
The pavilion of Ranginui encompasses the sky and air, to invite visitors to view the sky. 
I drew and observed initial findings on site while mapping Otari Wilton Reserve.


Block 12
Level D

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