Opening: Plasti(k) Pavilion

May 18, 2011
Botanical Heights neighborhood

Join us for the opening of the Plasti(k) Pavilion in Botanical Heights, produced by students in the Spring 2011 Digital Fabrication Studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, visiting assistant professor. For a map to the project site, click here.

The opening will include a small discussion about the project and a dedication. Drawings, videos, and other information about the project will also be on display. This will be a great opportunity to meet the students and architects involved in the project while showing support for the re-development of neighborhoods in St. Louis.

The pavilion is a compilation of 3D, non-repeating tiles whose curved surfaces constantly change orientation to create a convoluted, spatially absorbent surface. The goal of the piece is to provide a focal point for a new park/playground and the neighborhood. The piece was made possible through the use of advance 3D software, custom algorithms, structural simulation, CNC milling, thermoforming, and ambitious students.

The project team includes:
Architect of Record: Sarah Gibson and Bent Crittenden, Principals, Central Design Office
Engineer: Will Laufs, Principal, Buro Happold
Design: Marc Fornes, Pricipal, THEVERYMANY, llc
Design: Spring 2011 Digital Fabrication Studio students Evan Barrett, Cameron Bence, Joshua Canez, Jaymon Diaz, Jonathan Fridberg, Gina Gage, Lydia Hagedorn, Taryn Harunah, Anna Jia, Sarah Kott, Yiting Lin, Fitz Murphy, and Jordan Smith.

The project was also generously supported by the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Quadrant Plastics, THEVERYMANY, UIC+CDO, Buro Happold, Missouri Botanical Garden, Garden District, DeSales Community Housing Corporation, L.E. Sauer Machine Company, Concrete Strategies, and Clayco.