3D design class was fun. But so many of the students had trouble grasping the intent of the project. I and a couple other returning students had so much fun in those classes. But other students hated us for it. One project we had to describe an animal using just strands of wire. Another we had to take an object under two inches in size and sculpt it in cardboard larger than we were tall. Another was the old "motel of the mysteries" game. Find an object and interpret it with an entirely different meaning, with branding and advertising collateral. And the oldy moldy, a chair project in the style of your favorite artist.
Your project sounds like you are supposed to be taking something a little less concrete and making it more, well, concrete. Lots of potential there for some subtle game-playing.
<Only one person noticed the big cardboard machine screw I made and hung at the top of the circular stairwell actually wordlessly said Screw You from one certain viewing angle.