UNBUILT Pavilion - Harvard GSD

Design Miami

For this year’s Design Miami fair, students from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) have created the UNBUILT pavilion, a canopy of pink foam models set on a steel frame. These 200 models originated as unused concepts submitted by students and alumni, and have been given new life as a celebration of design and ideas. It emphasises how much work is put into the design of a building.

Each year, an architect-designed pavilion is set up at the entrance, but for its 11th edition, Design Miami decided to commission Architecture students from Harvard GSD. After a competition involving 100 students, the UNBUILT pavilion was chosen for its display that explores the quality of work produced at Harvard.

The competition-winning students are Jenny Shen, Doug Harsevoort, Joanne Cheung, Yiliu Shen-Burke and Steven Meyer, with the advisement of GSD faculty, including engineering support from AKT II in the form of Director Hanif Kara assisted by Jade Purdy, Jens Pedersen and Todd Slaughter.

Running from 2nd – 6th December, Design Miami is one of the foremost platforms for varying forms of design, from architecture to art to furniture.