Parametric pavilion modelled in rhino + grasshopper.
I started the whole pavilion with 5 curbs (that will be lofted) and a grid of perpendicular lines (that will make the ribs of the pavilion).
The build-up (essentialy creating the ribs with adjustable parameters) was made with grasshopper.
And the final frame looks as below
The whole thing was eventually exported to 3d Studio and rendered with vray as this is my favorit combination to render.
You will see that the grasshopper definition is far from short as I did not manage to get the result in any other way.
Here is at last a link to the GH file http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20191438/ncodon/Panelion%20GHX/panelion.ghx
As I commented below, this is far from pretty as I ran short of time for the competition and had to get a result.. So any suggestion to make this smarter is welcome!
Once modelled with Rhino, I exported the model to 3d Studio and rendered all with vray. You can download the scene here http://drop.io/panelscene3ds