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Ephemeral Architecture

Modular Exhibition Structures for Schloss Hubertusburg

Ephemeral Architecture

Modular Exhibition Structures for Schloss Hubertusburg

DATES

Summer Semester 2024
16.04.2024 Introduction
14.05.2024 Interim Review — Concept
18.06.2024 Interim Critique — Design and Structure
19.07.2024 Final Presentation (digital)

TEAM TU-DRESDEN

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Beckh
Tim Mahn 
Patrick Schäferling
Students of the faculty

EXPERTISE

Architecture
Civil Engineering
Structural Design
Construction
Lightweight Structures

LINKS

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PARTNER

Architecture students from Dresden Technical University, enrolled in the Architecture and Structure Design Studio at the Chair of Structural Design, are currently developing lightweight, ephemeral structures for multifunctional pavilions utilized in and around Schloss Hubertusburg. The design process and outcomes will be showcased in the exhibition titled “WaterSchool: A Speculation in Four Seasons.”

The transient nature of these structures serves as the foundational point for both the physical and conceptual examination of the design task. Thoughtful integration into the historical surroundings, architectural expression, and structural behavior of the building must be carefully considered throughout the design process. The objective is to generate holistic design solutions that amalgamate architectural and structural considerations into innovative and distinct forms.

Students are encouraged to conceive modular design solutions that can be adapted to various spatial configurations to accommodate the diverse functions and requirements of fairs, temporary exhibitions, and other summer venues. These solutions can range from smaller pavilions to larger exhibition spaces. In addition to emphasizing lightweight structures, the solutions should be simple to assemble and allow for efficient storage during the winter season.

Study design by Lasse Hamann, course ” Architecture and Structure Design Studio”, summer semester 2022, TU Dresden, Chair of Structural Design, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Beckh

Schloss Hubertusburg, Aerial view without scale

Schloss Hubertusburg, Aerial view without scale

© Chair of Structural Design, TU Dresden

© Chair of Structural Design, TU Dresden

© Chair of Structural Design, TU Dresden