The five Exhibit Columbus Miller Prize pavilions will have company when they open this August.
Two teams of local high school students from Columbus, Indiana are also competing to build a temporary pavilion for the architecture exhibition, which will join those of the renowned Miller Prize-winning practices.
The two teams have designed pavilions to be built next to the LHP Building in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Professional architects have guided the students through the design process and will pick one of the designs to be constructed. The design process was organized by the Indiana University Center for Art + Design, which has been working with the students since the last fall. Also working with the students on the projects is the center’s designer-in-residence Jee Yea Kim, landscape architect Randy Royer, and contractor Travis Perry.
The two high schools participating are Columbus East High School and Columbus North High School. The two projects Between the Threads and Chevron both imagine spaces alongside the LHP Building. Between the Threads is formed by colorful ten-foot rope panels, which create a maze inspired by the work of interior designer Alexander Girard. Girard’s vivid artwork can be found in the iconic Saarinen-designed Miller house in Columbus. Chevron, meanwhile, is a bright red canopy that stretches out over the adjacent sidewalk, covering white modular furniture that provides a seating area under the triangular cloth.
Between the Threads is comprised of Mila Lipinski, of Columbus East, and Jane Phillips, Tim Cox and Kyle Kingen, of Columbus North. Tim Rix and Josie Royer, of Columbus East, make up Chevron.