Heidi Tay


Inspired by the work of Marc Fornes, Asteria uses aluminium plates to create a swirling sculptural pavilion form that provides visitors with a visual spectacle and flexible performance space. The fan-like formation, achieved using a Mobius form and triangulated patterns, sits atop a concrete plinth that reaches out into the park and draws visitors to its centre. Seating space is created with the steps that radiate out of the pavilion. They allow users to choose where to sit, and by extension, how involved they want to be with the happenings of the pavilion. The arms of the concrete base create enclosed sectors that differ in size, allowing for different activities to occur with varying levels of privacy. To provide a smooth transition between the hard and rigid concrete base and the soft grass, pebbled perimeters were placed around the bases. The shift in ground materiality serves to provide a tactile and sensorial signal of a change in environment as a person steps on the crunching pebbles.