Spatialising the ‘Desire’ (to fly) into comical idea clouds, the atrium exhibition pavilion is composed of multiple intersecting (idea) bubbles. Each of them corresponds to a theme extended from the progressive curatorial storyline about flying, ranging from desiring, learning, taking off to up in the air.
The journey begins with a gentle slope as the runway axis, with a number of platforms on both sides branching out. Arriving at the atrium with a generous scale, natural light floods in from the skylight above casting shadows of the bamboo weave.
The cloud is weaved by horizontal and 2 off-centred vertical layers of bamboo strips, supported by a minimal set of steel ribs inner structure, to achieve the multi-spherical form. While a total of 6km of bamboo strips are used, they will be reclaimed and reused for exhibitions and artworks afterward.