Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school.
Burrill and Bach are both tutors at the school, and led the design of the venue that is hosting a two-month programme of summer events.
The pavilion is made from 660 slim sticks of timber and named 3KMS on account of the total length of wood used in its construction.
3KMS’s structure was developed by the students under the guidance of Bach and built in just five days.
Students then worked with Burrill to CNC-cut designs into a series of white, waterproofed MDF panels that were attached to the wooden structure.
The summer pavilion is the first in a series of collaborative workshops uniting different departments at the university.
In this instance the Master’s Degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces (MEATS) and the Master’s Degree in Graphic Design (MGD).
“Students usually get to work on individual or group projects, but not the ‘real’ collective experience of building something together,” said Bach and Burrill.
“A workshop that allows the students to build a full-scale project that they can use for the next two months is a really valuable learning opportunity,” they added.
“Our aim was to focus on what it meant to ‘deliver’ a project and empower the students with the skills to be designers as well as makers.”
Pavilion projects can provide both staff and students at universities with an opportunity to experiment with materials and techniques.
Engineers at the University of Stuttgart recently used the natural shrinking properties of wood to create the world’s first self-shrinking tower in Germany.
Photography is by Eugeni Bach.