This pavilion used 3D printing technology directly to functional architectural components at a large scale rather than utilizing the 3D printing technology to create a scaled model.
The thickness of each individual piece also corresponds to the amount of load it has to bear and this is far more than an art installation. It’s a demonstration of Physics, design and 3D printing all in one.
Behind the apparent chaos, a strict tetrahedral geometry is embedded in the structure of the volume, as a strategy to confer stability and robustness to the whole system. In addition, the lightweight structure serves also as a support for three five-meter-long solid flat platforms which, hovering at different heights, exhibit a selection of students’ works in the main atrium.
Design Concept: Carlos Bañón + Felix Raspall