Project: Innovation Pavilion
Location: Rawls College of Business Administration | Texas Tech University
The Rawls College of Business Administration on the Texas Tech Campus will be a Gateway Pavilion, which celebrates the notion of education, communication and innovation with an aesthetically pleasing addition to the cultural qualities of the Texas Tech community, and resonates with a larger audience.
The ‘Innovation Pavilion’ is located at the heart of the Rawls College L-shaped courtyard following the main axis of the Master Plan. Its overall layout forms an abstract T-shape symbol and is quietly referring to the Texas Tech Identity. The dynamic and curvilinear design of the Pavilion compliments in a symbiotic nature the conceptual ideas of the Spanish Renaissance Architecture of the existing College building.
The transparent canopy shape of the Pavilion for the Texas Tech University Campus in Lubbock, Texas is designed to serve as a network of many individual components, connecting three distinct programmatic Islands. Each Island reflects and supports core values of the school such as Communication, Innovation and Education. The canopy is also perforated creating a sense of scale and introducing transparency, light and reflections to the space.
Design: Volkan Alkanoglu and DESIGN + Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY
Project Team: H. Clark, Jonathan Schnure