Student Pavilion

MDX Pavilion forms a live project for the second year cohort enrolled on the Architectural Technology course at Middlesex University. Supported by BPR Architects, the students prepared the design and details and took part in site management during construction.

The project is intended to evolve over a five year basis through adaptations designed by each year of students on the course. The primary function of the structure is to be a showcase of sustainable technology. The students collaborated with industry to secure planning, complete tender and construct the project. Their proposals were reviewed by Barnet’s Planning Department, the BPR Architects, the University’s framework consultants along with the Estates and Executive Teams.

Completed in June 2019, the space has already been booked for yoga classes, lecture briefings and graduation celebrations.


Middlesex University

Services Consultants

Mott MacDonald

Project Leader

Dr Homeira Shayesteh

Structural Engineers


Cost Consultants

Currie & Brown

Zero Carbon

The students chose innovative materials including mycelium feature panels, green roof, gabion baskets and a screw piled foundations which were used to minimise the impact on the adjacent landscape.

Laminated timber frame, sedum roof and recycled plastic decking.

Steel screw piled foundations and low level gabion walls have eliminated the use of concrete.

Exhibition Pavilion

Opportunity for a broad range of courses to show case their work

The ‘Pavilion Project’ provides a statement facility on campus for both the benefit of Architectural Students and the wider Barnet community.

Community Use

The Pavilion is designed to stand out as a sculptural statement. The sloping roof and intriguing octagonal ribbed design invites people to engage with the space. Situated along a public footpath at the Hendon Campus the Pavilion is for use by both the University and local community.