FINAL DESIGN BOOKLET - BRAINPORT PAVILION
It all started with a wild idea from the students in architectural engineering: let us design our own stage for Eindhoven. After three years of study, work and research by as many as 25 different students, a high-tech and economical viable plan is presented: the Brainport Pavilion!
The Brainport pavilion is a unique new pavilion made for and made in the Brainport Area. It is an innovative, easy to position and easy to build platform that can be used as pavilion, stage or exhibition space for the many (cultural) events in and outside Brabant. The pavilion will be designed by students and will be realized in cooperation with the unique â€˜triple helixâ€™ structure within Brainport. At the same time the pavilion will represent and support the unique and special area in which the Eindhoven University of Technology is located. The design process has led to a combination of simplicity, music, light and architecture into one harmonious object.
Philips Pavilion Model
Joris van Laarhoven bonehair carbon chassis
Element based construction pro’s: elements visible, fits within Brainport working together concept, light structure, transportable. contra’s: difficult to design, difficult to build, new elements needed to create surface
Frei Otto Constructing Technology
A constructive element
A construction which looks like the futurpro´s: what you see is what you get, truly istic technology developed in Brainport. working together as one whole image A construction that symbolizes Brainport while illustrating technology. contra’s: big elements, difficult to transport, difficult to combine with other elements
The Brainport Pavilion project started already in spring 2009. Enthusiast from student music organization ESMG Quadrivium contacted the Faculty of Architecture to design a concert stage to celebrate the 9th lustrum of the organization during festival ‘Muziek op de Dommel’. Including many design sessions with professionals out of the Brainport Area a first design was made by five master students in autumn 2009 and presented early 2010. The project soon became larger than life. As more people became involved, we realized that the project would only reach its full potential by becoming a pavilion for the complete Brainport Area. After different presentations for representatives of municipalities, educational institutions and companies a new project stared in winter 2011 to design the now called ‘Brainport Pavilion’. 14
students now worked for half a year on the project, which was presented during the second edition of ‘Music at the Dommel’ in
the Van Abbemuseum. This summer a group of students voluntarily designed the definitive pavilion using the great amount of expertise already available. They received help from the Faculty of Architecture and Brainport Development to create a design that would be both interesting in appearance and economically viable. The presentation during the Dutch Design Week in this perspective is a new step into realizing the students dream: to build the pavilion.
Brainport is the worldâ€™s smartest region because of the unique collaboration between governmental institutions, educational institutions and commercial companies. It is exactly that what makes the Brainport Pavilion visible. Consisting of different hightech elements, it is the combination which makes the pavilion. Just as the region collaboration makes the many innovations possible. The Brainport Pavilion is as smart as the area in which it is located. The different elements can be used for an enormous amount of functions by integrating sound and light with transportability and a quick set-up time. The collaboration between companies, educational and governmental institutions cannot be underestimated. Only in discussion with many of them, this concept was created, and only in collaboration the Pavilion can be build.
The Brainport Pavilion is a pavilion for all activities organized in the area. A short description of the different uses the Pavilion can have:
Information Stand : Just one panel creates an inviting information stand. As a cabinet it creates space for objects, but it equally draws attention by the lighting and sound the element makes.
Event Stage : By placing the elements in half a circle, a stage for concerts, presentations and lectures can be formed. Adding more elements also create a beautiful setting which fills the space with sound and light. Exposition room : Multiple exhibition spaces can be created with the elements, creating indoor and outdoor spaces. The elements can be used as presentation wall, exhibit display or to contain objects. Receptions : The pavilion is an excellent way to receive guests. The panels create an ambient atmosphere which would appeal to every visitor. Pavilion : In the first place a Pavilion, the pavilion can be used as a space to meet, to stay and to relax. Any activity is possible here, from drinking a cup of coffee to dance parties.
A truck arrives – the elements fold out and are placed on their base – the elements are put into their desired position – just add
some electricity and the pavil-
ion works. It is as easy as plug and play. Foldable
niques in combination with integrated light and sound are the ingredients for an extremely quick building procedure. The element-based design makes transport easy and the implementation
less. The pavilion can pop up everywhere, whether that is in Eindhoven, Amsterdam, London or New York.
Durable and flexible materials make the pavilion to a success. The elements are flexible enough to put upright many
times again but in the mean-
and visibly in perfect conditions. Fire- and vandalismproof materials guarantee the use of the pavilion both indoors and outdoors. By cleverly integrating technical facilities in the base of the elements, the techniques are easy adjustable and cheap in maintenance.
Inspired by the areaâ€™s leading role in sound, light and 3D printing techniques, light and
sound will be integrated in the
elements. With integrated light a variety of functions is possible for every event, from a presentation-modus, to ambient light to a fantastic light show. The integrated sound system makes it an extraordinary place for lectures and concerts, where both audience and performer have the access to good acoustics. Also a sound-scape can be created for product presentations.
After many designs, sketches and discussions, the current design is, in our vision, the best approach towards the ideal Brainport Pavilion. We now focus on discussing the possiblities on
the technological level of material, audio and
visual presentation. We have developed a long list of requirements and our goal is to follow each point considering also the sustainable, aesthetical and practical aspects. The current design team contains enthusiastic students who really want to make this idea into a real, existing pavilion. In collaboration with companies we hope to make this dream come true.
STUDENTS ARCHITECTURE TU/e
Tim vd Grinten Eline Tops Teodora Cirjan Erik de Jong
PROJECT LEADER BRAINPORT Wim Renders
TEACHER TU/e Tom Veeger
PROJECT SETUP Erik de Jong Lonneke Vermeulen Marijn Vos
Brainport Pavilion Booklet