West Kowloon Pavilion

West Kowloon Pavilion

  • Status: Completed in 2017
Dances On The Wind

With this pavilion proposal, the vibrant, windswept seaside openness of the Nursery Park is materialized and portrayed in the form of a slow dance.

A lightweight structure captures the movement of sea breezes, while underneath it, an accessible and user-friendly landscape connects the pavilion with the ground surface on site. In a dense, congested, fast-paced city such as Hong Kong, where even a breath of fresh wind is precious, this pavilion becomes the rightful oasis amid the metropolitan breathlessness, were visitors take recourse from the suffocating bustle and take inspiration from the wind’s lightness.
THE DANCER'S FIGURE – STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK

Four tripods built with clustered bamboo columns with different heights are intently distributed on site to provide four apices.

A recycled wood foundation act as a weight to secure these four tripods, which connect to metal plates on the bottom.

Three unique doubly-ruled surfaces are formed by a set of simple operations, i.e. connecting alternate tripod’s high points to low points of tripods on the opposite side with cables.
West Kowloon Pavilion
West Kowloon Pavilion
These three surfaces on average span across 2/3 of the longitudinal length (15m) of the site. Together with the four tripods sitting on the decking, they are closely bonded to provide a stabilized structure.

This structure defines a peculiar form as if it is a frozen instance of a larger undulating body. 
West Kowloon Pavilion
Numerous strips of white mesh fabric are layered across adjacent longitudinal cables alternatively on all 3 main surfaces. This multitude of fabric creates an unexpected sense of lightness defined by those 3 undulating doubly ruled surfaces. As wind gently reaches these fabrics, a rippling effect across all layers can be created. This is the movement of dance, the air motion of nature captured within a sea of fabric, a dressed body.
West Kowloon Pavilion
West Kowloon Pavilion
Dance is an expression of joy and freedom.
Dance is a manifestation of movement, strength and speed.
Dance is an art.
It is through art and culture that ideas, dreams, hopes take flight.
West Kowloon Pavilion
Performance, workshop in pavlion
West Kowloon Pavilion
Transforming surrounding landscape
West Kowloon Pavilion
Embracing maritime breeze
West Kowloon Pavilion
West Kowloon Pavilion
West Kowloon Pavilion
West Kowloon Pavilion
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