2013 Pavilion Program winner announcedNov 21, 2012
This year the GSD inaugurated a competition for the school’s first Pavilion Program. The jury has ruled, and “Simulated Panorama” was selected for installation in spring 2013 under the Gund Hall portico at the corner of Cambridge and Quincy streets.
GSD students were invited to submit proposals for a design and build project for the site, and on November 8, 4 finalist teams presented their models, renderings, full-scale mock ups, material samples and videos. The jury was impressed by the number of creative design proposals and the great enthusiasm expressed for the initiative.
The Simulated Panorama team includes Brendan Kellogg (MArch I ’13), Ceri Edmunds (MArch I ’13), John Todd (MArch I ’13), Bea Camacho (MArch I ’13), Kevin Hinz (MArch I ’15) and Tim Zeitler (MArch I ’15). The team stated, "We saw this pavilion as an opportunity to engage with the diversity of the GSD in two main ways. First, we felt that a pavilion for this school should go beyond its “objectness” to create an experience relevant to contemporary subjectivity. Secondly, through the prompts of the brief, we sought to create a stage that can be appropriated in many different ways, by faculty, students and outsiders alike."
"Simulated Panorama brings together a number of different currents in a seductive manner,” wrote the jury, which includes Inaki Abalos (professor in residence), Dan Borelli (director of exhibitions), Florian Idenburg (adjunct associate professor of architecture and Pavilion Program chair), Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture), Jane Hutton (assistant professor of landscape architecture) and Benjamin Prosky (assistant dean for communications). “Through the introduction of an ephemeral architecture it alters the urban landscape to carve out a communal space with in the public realm. The proposition elegantly responds to the brief, contemplating encounter in a hyper-connected environment."
Simulated Panorama and the other Pavilion Program finalists are on display at the 40 Kirkland Gallery through Tuesday, November 27.