Oxford Brookes University Architecture students contribute to visual feel of new buildingBy Oxford Brookes The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment Aug 22, 2013 9:41AM UTC
Excitement is growing around Oxford Brookes University 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.
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.