AZUR SKY PAVILION

 

Time // 2014

 

Client // TriumphArch

 

Location // London, United Kingdom

 

Status // Competition

 

Type // Pavilion, Temporary Structure

 

Size // 60 sqm / variable

 

Bart//Bratke // Paul Clemens Bart, Marvin Bratke

 

Team // Marvin Bratke, Sebastian Gernhardt, Alexander Grasser

Like the sky has no measurable size the Azur Sky Pavilion is in a state of constant transformation – it’s indefinite overall form is ever changing through interaction of its visitors striving towards true formlessness.


It symbolized abstract phenomena – lighting, growth process, reflection, scattering, visibility – while at the same time being a powerful physical but ever changing object in its own right. The pavilion’s indefinite overall form is ever changing through interaction of its visitors: People can attach and dismount components via easy to use plug connectors and become part of the attraction theirselves, while realizing that the pavilion as a whole becomes more than the sum of its parts. In its initial form, presenting only a picture of a state of time and space of change, the generatively evolved pattern of the small scale objects ranges from fully mirrored in the pavilion’s core to a light emitting component at it’s outer area , dissolving this collective accumulation of functional elements to create space for a singular moment of contemplation at its center.
Each component is customized with an inscription about the sky, investing participants in the collective form of the cloud and creating a memento through 790 interactive parts taken by the contributors and visitors after the closing of the pavilion. Blurry like a formless cloud during daytime, the pavilion becomes a point of orientation during nighttime: The emissive parts are many times reflected inside the structure to generate a construct resembling a star constellation in the sky.

 

The indefinite overall form is ever changing through interaction of it’s visitors. Like the sky has no measurable size the pavilion is in a state of constant transformation – formlessness. Creating a cloud-like impression when it’s momentary appearance is pictured. The components symbolize the atmosphere’s molecules, assembling to an interactive and always altering star constellation and creating a temporary canopy or shelter evoking the interest of the park’s visitors through optical illusion and a feeling of distinct ambiguity.
The components inherit two functions: reflecting and emitting light, therefore creating a scattered vision that provides illumination and orientation during night time. Shifting the view to above during day with the component’s reflection of the sky, multiplying the experience.