The proposal for the Water Pavilion for the Yeosu EXPO 2012 explores various water principles and the translation into an architectural experience. The notion of fluidity, buoyancy and constant change are principles for our proposal. The pavilion stands on the unstable limit of sea level, changing its configuration (buoyant configuration) according to various uses during the expo. Sometimes the pavilion is entirely underwater allowing few entrance ways where other times the pavilion rises and “dries” its surface allowing larger events happening in the roof deck.
The design of the Thematic Pavilion aims to rise people attention on the ocean and coastal environment. The relationship with the water is intentionally solved in an unstable equilibrium.