A team of Elisava students has completed in less than a week the ephemeral construction of a summer pavilion located on the third floor terrace of the School. The project is the result of a workshop given by Eugeni Bach, Barcelona architect co-founder of the architecture studio Anna & Eugeni Bach, and Anthony Burrill, renowned graphic artist who exhibits in important museums in London, New York and galleries around the world, and who has worked for brands such as Apple and Google.
The installation is called 3kms, the linear amount of the total wood used for its construction. Inspired by the pragmatic approach of the Italian designer Enzo Mari, the goal of the project was to respond to the theme "creativity within simple means". A pavilion has been built with this ground, using the minimum materials and tools. Its structure is formed from 660 rods of pine wood 45x45 mm thick and 4,5 mm long each. In the upper part of the pavilion are located the graphic panels of Medium Density Fiber (MDF) of 18 mm, designed and worked with Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines to provide a unique design in each panel that provides the inspiring touch and functionality to construction. The design of the space inspires creativity and community, and goes along with the activities that will be developed in it.
Workshop by MEATS and Master's Degree in Graphic Design
The project is the result of a workshop, in which a multidisciplinary team of students from the Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces (MEATS) has participated, which explores the main formats in ephemeral architecture and temporary spaces, from pop up events to exhibitions and interventions in public spaces; and Elisava's Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, which prepares students to be critical thinkers and contemporary graphic designers in search of answers to society's problems.
One of the challenges of the project, which was designed and built in less than a week, was temporality. The process and final result has transmitted to the students the reality of producing a real project in a limited time and empowering them in the skills of being designers and makers at the same time. Eugeni Bach explains: "There are many decisions to be taken when a building is constructed in a public environment in a short period of time and we wanted to expose the students to this critical situation". The students have learned to work simultaneously in a team with members of different disciplines.
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