Mariana de Delás and Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter have collaborated on the construction of En Passant, a small red pavilion in France that invites passersby to stop and play chess.

En Passant has a tall, slender structure distinguished by its oversized hip roof, which is designed to stand out within the green landscape of Parc des Îles in the town of Lens.

This is helped by its bright red cladding, which is made from powder-coated metal and was chosen by de Delás and Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter to mimic the boldness of “paradise birds in the rainforest”.

Mariana deDelás和Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter合作建造了En Passant,這是法國的一個紅色小亭子,邀請路人停下來下棋。

En Passant具有高大而纖細的結構,其超大臀部屋頂設計獨特,旨在在Lens鎮的Parc desÎles公園的綠色景觀中脫穎而出。

它的亮紅色覆層是由粉末塗層金屬製成,並由deDelás和Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter選擇以模仿“熱帶雨林中的天堂鳥”的大膽性,這有助於實現這一目標。

“We liked for the structure to be vertical, to serve as a visual landmark in the space, identifiable from the distance and attractive to the wanderer,” de Delás told .

“We love to believe that small objects in vast nature spots can be seen as creatures living in nature, using colour as a tool to attract mates like paradise birds in the rainforest.”



En Passant’s structure comprises a steel frame wrapped in the red powder-coated hip roof, both prefabricated with steel artisans 2Monos Studio before being shipped to the site.

Inside there are four steel chairs with Mares stone seats, which are bolted to a concrete slab foundation and double as supports for the roof. They are complemented by a matching chessboard, made from the same stone.

The large hip roof is designed to blocks outward views to help users focus on the chess table, but to ensure ample daylight while playing, a plexiglass skylight has been positioned overhead.

En Passant的結構包括一個包裹在紅色粉末塗層臀部屋頂中的鋼框架,在運送到現場之前,兩者均由鋼匠2Monos Studio預製而成。

裡面有四個帶有Mares石座的鋼椅,這些鋼椅用螺栓固定在混凝土板的基礎上,並作為屋頂的支撐。 它們由相匹配的棋盤(由相同的石頭製成)補充。


De Delás and Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter’s idea for En Passant was informed by the isolated stone Chess Playing Pavilion on the Botai peak of Mount Huashan in China.

The architects hope their pavilion will encourage more people to play chess and also reestablish it as a popular board game to play outdoors and in public.

DeDelás和Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter關於“ En Passant”的構想是由中國華山博泰峰頂上孤立的石製國際象棋棋盤館提供的。


“Chess was widely played outdoors all over the world during the 1960s and 1970s, hosting internal city leagues in parks where children and adults of all ages interacted by either playing or watching,” de Delás explained.

“When commissioned for a pavilion, our idea was for it to serve and recuperate these outdoor board games and interactions.”



En Passant, photographed on a film camera, was designed as part of a competition called L’Odyssée des Cabanes.

The programme is held annually by Euralens and the KRAFT association to invite creatives from around the world to design pavilions for parks in the local area.

En Passant是用膠卷相機拍攝的,是作為名為L’Odysséedes Cabanes的比賽的一部分而設計的。


The pavilion is intended to be an easily replicable structure, which de Delás and Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter hopes will encourage other cities to build them and encourage locals to play outdoor games.

“We developed an easy assembly and packaging system that permits the pavilion to be reproduced and assembled in different European cities as a recognisable landmark promoting chess and other outdoor board games,” de Delás said.

展館旨在成為易於復制的建築,deDelás和Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter希望該建築能夠鼓勵其他城市建造它們,並鼓勵當地人玩戶外遊戲。


Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter and de Delás have also recently collaborated on a hut hidden next to a secluded lake in Norway under a layer of birch branches.

Photography is by Alejandro Dumon and de Delás.

Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter和deDelás最近還合作了一個隱藏在挪威僻靜湖旁的小屋,該小屋位於白樺樹枝下。

攝影是亞歷杭德羅·杜蒙(Alejandro Dumon)和德·德拉斯(deDelás)攝。



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