Encased in Pillows of Air
Originally conceived to accommodate around 6,000 part-time students, QCC now boasts a student population of over 16,000 students and a course schedule which runs from 8AM until 10:30PM. To provide a better experience for its students outside of the classroom, QCC was in dire need of centralized dining and recreation space on campus.
Goshow Architects covered the courtyard using ETFE film, which in comparison to glass, is 1% the weight, transmits more light, and costs 24% to 70% less to install. It is resilient, recyclable and self-cleaning, making it a sustainable and affordable choice.
Design Team: Goshow Architects
2013-2014 (Construction Administration)