The Nelson Atkins Museum has just announced that Generator Studio has won the competition to design a temporary pavilion on its grounds. The pavilion will be part of an upcoming exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939, which opens on April 14. Kansas City-based Generator Studio’s submission, Sun Pavilion, was developed with L.A. artist Tm Gratkowski, Brightenergy, Prosser Wilbert Construction, and Thorton Tomasetti. Powered by solar panels, the opened sided pavilion will allow exhibition programming to spill outside the walls of the museum.
Generator Studio bested four other competitors: Hufft Projects, AECOM, Echomaterico, and el dorado inc. with DESIGN+MAKE. The winning team and finalists will present their proposals on March 1 at 7:45 pm during a PechaKucha night at the museum.