A Parametric Pavilion

After five months of intensive design work and a two-week set-up phase, the exhibition "THE SWARM - a Parametric Pavilion" opened in the grounds of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects on the evening of 29 March. Its main exhibit is a 4-metre-high and 15-metre-long abstract sculpture of a flock of birds, made primarily of Alucobond.

The idea for THE SWARM originated from the new Chair of Emerging Technologies at the Technical University of Munich's Faculty of Architecture. The initial concept by Magnus Möschel was selected in the 2011 summer semester as part of an internal competition overseen by guest professor Charles Walker. The students Sabrina Appel, Max Langwieder and Sascha Posanski created the design and brought it to life in the following semester, under the guidance of the assistants Nadine Zinser-Junghanns, Moritz Mungenast and Wieland Schmidt.

THE SWARM is a free-standing, sculptural pavilion, the design of which was inspired by a flock of birds taking flight. Its overall shape consists of individual, parametrically designed modules, which combine to play with density, light and shadow. Its 210 different "birds" are made of milled and folded Alucobond panels and held together entirely by bolted connections. The project, created by students in collaboration with assistants from the Chair of Emerging Technologies at the Technical University of Munich, has now been made available as a loan to Red Bull‘s Hangar-7 in Salzburg.

Impressions of the exhibit:

THE SWARM - a Parametric Pavilion
THE SWARM - a Parametric Pavilion

Exhibition period and opening hours

The sculpture can now be seen at Hangar-7's outdoor area in July 2012.

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