The space&matter entry for the 'Architectural Roots' exhibition in the Schunck (Heerlen, NL) is a modular pavilion that provides space for a number of expositions. Inspired by the iconic mushroom columns that characterize the Schunck building, this unique pavilion is an ideal space for art and creativity and provides a relaxed atmosphere for visitors. The pavilion's geometric roof is made from inverted triangles assembled into a cloud-like shape that can expand or shrink without limit.
The roof is supported by pillars, these Schunck-pilars come in four different sizes; a small one that creates space around itself by being thin; a medium sized column that is big enough to house a projector or interface; a large column that serves as a display case or socket for art-pieces and a large column whose inner space can be used for a personal exposition experience. Based on a rectangular module system of 2,44m by 2,44m the pavilion can be assembled ad hoc in different layouts, depending on the program and context. A set of 20 columns creates a floor space of around 110 square meters.