A NSW university student architecture competition for NSW tertiary architecture schools. Initiated by the Sydney Architecture Festival and co-ordinated by the NSW Government Architect’s Office, architecture students have been given the opportunity to design and construct temporary installations for Customs House Square.
Exhibition: 17th - 31st October
Location: Customs House Forecourt Sydney
Bates Smart Flowing Light Pavilion - USYD
Alex Tesoriero firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Ardain email@example.com
Aliakbar Irani firstname.lastname@example.org David Strange email@example.com
The Flowing Light Pavilion has been constructed from recycled City of Sydney event banners and Foamex routed hoops. The pavilion experiments with some of the unique characteristics of fabric such as plasticity, lightness and tactility. Through the effects of movement, light and shadow the students have sought to create a form that challenges traditional architectural notions of enclosure.
Original Competition Proposal
The pavilion consists of an array of suspended fabric tubes which create a transient mass that responds to the direction of the breeze or the movement of a person. The undulating surface created beneath the fabric becomes a counterpoint to the embodied weight of the suspended tubes. The public is invited to interact with the pavilion and move through the fabric, immersing themselves in the contrasts between light and shadow, wall and ceiling, inside and outside. The pavilion was designed and constructed by a team of University of Sydney Architecture students.