The Informal Studio

The new build Study-Pavilion on the grounds of the Technical University Braunschweig is a open space concept designed to accommodate various student activities. The concept follows the principle of a super-structure which allows the user to change and re-configurate the layout of the building in order to meet the ever-changing requirements in a fast developing campus context. Through high flexibility in layout, the Pavilion becomes ephemeral and thus responsive, ensuring a long lasting relevance as a new type of campus building.

The structure is designed like a construction kid of slender steal columns and beams. The structure is entirely demountable and challenges the conception of architecture as a static entity attached to a fixed place. With the idea that a building can also be reconstructed in a different place, a new type of temporality emerges, something between a pavilion and a tent. The inner-logic of the pavilion with its platforms and stairs continues in the exterior, offering working areas outdoors. The structure doesn‘t differentiate between interior and exterior, questioning the interior as a closed up environment, cutting off all connections to the environment that surrounds us.