Brief: The main task of this exercise is to create a dynamic animation of a selected pavilion.
The purpose of the animation is to visualize the form finding process through a series
of sequences underlining its design logic and performance. At the same time this
animation should have camera control movement.


Downtown Studio utilized parametric design tools to design and create Rapana, a street library pavilion in Varna, Bulgaria. The Rapana is a wooden structure made out of 240 pieces of wood that which makes the pavilion very light and transportable.



The pavilion, consists of an undulating natural form that develops in a semicircle, is constructed by a series of wooden modules that provide a public space with shelves to store and share books.

The design was inspired by nature and its organic shapes. The installation takes into consideration the most important aspects of the city’s identity – the sea and its value to Varna’s citizens. The abstract construction unravels from a single focal point and develops into a semi-circle whilst creating a public space and shelves for placing books at the same time.



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Animated Systems / Rapana Street Library is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at the Master in Advanced Architecture in 2019 by:
Student:  Bruno Ganem Coutinho
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre, Mohamad Elatab
Assistant: Ivan Marchuk, Oana Taut