Pavilion and student work for the Museumsquartier / Architekturzentrum Wien
BRICKerl is a TU Wien student project in collaboration with Architekturzentrum Wien, and an outcome of the studio led by the visiting lecturers Assemble together with David Calas. It is a public summer pavilion and a ceramics workshop. The experimental prototyping and design focused on clay, as much of Vienna has been
built with this material, which has also been dug and processed in the city. Working with the Wienerberger factory in Hennersdorf, the students adapted the insulation block products, stacking them without mortar to form a new kind of facade. Pallet straps bind the bricks in a bespoke sewing technique, supported by a timber frame structure. The materiality of clay and its fired version is also determining the usage of the pavilion. The heart of the building is the kiln – around which workshops are held, inviting the public to playfully experiment with clay.