Summer Pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

Anthony Burrill's graphics top delicate timber rooftop pavilion in Barcelona

Graphic designer Anthony Burrill and architect Eugeni Bach worked with students in Barcelona to build 3KMS, a rooftop pavilion decorated with MDF panels.

Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school.

3kms summer pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

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.

Bach is a co-founder of Anna & Eugeni Bach Architects, and Burrill is a Kent-based graphic artist and print-maker.

3kms summer pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

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.

3kms summer pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

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.

3kms summer pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

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.

3kms summer pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

"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."

3kms summer pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

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.