12 August 2013

Architecture students contribute to visual feel of new building

Architecture students contribute to visual feel of new building

Excitement is growing around Headington Campus as the John Henry Brookes Building progresses on site. As well as bringing together many essential services under one roof, the redevelopment aims to provide an inspirational space in which to think, learn and study.

On display at the new building will be the winning design of the Pavilion Project competition, run earlier this academic year for Architecture and Arts students. The entry that won first place, 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.

Chosen last November, two of the winning pavilion designs are currently being researched and developed in a collaboration project with our building and redevelopment consultants.

To be displayed in addition to the pavilions, a number of artworks have been commissioned and we are currently working with professional artists and students to develop creative installations to complement the new landscape. You can take a look at the current proposals at an open exhibition in the Glass Tank, Abercombie Building, from Thursday August 8 to Thursday August 15.

The display will feature work from selected professional artists, including Annie Cattrell (creating a suspended piece in the Forum), Andrew Small (working on a permanent feature for the Piazza) and Paul Morrison (producing an installation for the Central courtyard), accompanied by a description of their previous work and some proposed concepts.

Special viewing:
Thursday 8 August
5pm - 7.30pm

General exhibition:
Thursday 8 August to Thursday 15 August
9am - 7pm weekdays
10am - 2pm Saturday/Sunday