28 January 2013

Winning Pavilion Design Announced

Winning Pavilion Design

The winning design has been announced for an installation which could form part of the public face of Oxford Brookes’ new campus development.

The winning entry, titled The Rain Pavilion, was created by Architecture students Alex Horsmann and Charlotte Birch. The design was created to celebrate rain and different sections of the pavilion will reflect how the rainfall sounds in different ways.

A special event was held last week (see video below) to celebrate the submissions made by second and third year students for the competition to produce a design for the Headington campus’ new piazza.

Commenting on their winning submissions, winning student Charlotte Birch said: 'We’re both really surprised and really happy. Lots of the work was of a really high standard. This was an extra thing on top of all of our work which can be a bit daunting, but at the end it is worth it.'

The competition was part of the Pavilion Project initiative which was a collaboration project between Oxford Brookes’ Art and Architecture Departments and the Capital Projects team. Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer, who presented awards to the winning students, added: “I hope that this marks the first of many collaborations between students in Art and students in Architecture as I think it is a fantastic interdisciplinary initiative.”

The winners of the Pavilion Project competition were:

  • First prize: The Rain Pavilion - Alex Horsmann and Charlotte Birch
  • Second prize: The Seed Pavilion - Viviane Fallah
  • Third prize: Pixel Forest - Jim Ankri, Guillaume Helleu and Ava Roghanian
  • Commendation: The Forum - Tidus Chung, Ben Najafi and Shiva Pouryousef Khameneh

The next phase will be to develop The Rain Pavilion - this will again involve students and provide further valuable opportunities to gain new skills and experience.

Further information on each of the exhibition submissions is available at the Pavilion Project web page

More images of the pavilion designs