“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe
Located in the natural environment of the Museum Gardens, the pavilion is conceived as an ethereal space in harmony with its surrounding environment. This conceptual design reveals its fluid and ever-changing aspect as visitors approach from all directions. The pavilion Infinite shape evokes limitlessness, unpredictability and eternity, reminding us that ”All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”.
Permeable like a cloud, the interior space aims at absorbing visitors and creating new sensorial perceptions. The boundaries between the inside and the outside are blurred. The floors are seamlessly blend into the walls and the roof, challenging spatial dimensions. Light, shadows, breeze and views are filtered through the pavilion skin to alter our perception of the exterior conditions and create a unique atmosphere.
This new understanding of what surrounds us is meant to open our minds to the possibility of exploring the area that lies between a collective reality and a subjective perspective, allowing individuals to dream bigger and to get fully experienced.
The form of the pavilion is based on a simple geometric manipulation of the Leminiscate, the mathematical symbol for Infinity. The project consists of a continuous aluminum profile that follows a three-dimensional path in the space and is reinforced by PVC membranes creating a rigid and self-supporting lightweight structure measuring 4m high and 50 sqm in area. The pavilion elements have been designed using precise digital tools to be manufactured in workshops, then be easily transported and assembled on site.