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nelson-atkins museum pavilion competition

Between the Fall and Spring semester, a group of students from the Kansas State Design+Make Studio entered the Inventing the Modern World Pavilion Competition at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. The competition called for entrants to design a temporary structure on museum grounds in support of an exhibition of Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs. The studio proposed a winding gravel path enclosed by a screen of dimensional lumber wrapped in two layers of fiberglass mesh. The entry of the path was marked by a large pair of swinging doors; the end of the path enclosed a seating area and an existing sculpture garden. Their proposal, developed cooperatively with el dorado and Derek Porter Studio, was one of five entries shortlisted for the competition.