Time Ring / Super Architecture Studio : Angus Lee Ching Hua, Deric Low Seong Hee, Mah Jun Yi, Gavin Wu Jia-Chung, Loh Kwan Seng, Ng Xin YiYee, Lee Xia Sheng / Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
TIME RING CONCEPT -The hilly forest land and river are the significant topography of the region and the profiles are brought into the design of the pavilion to create the physical familiarity that stimulates the thoughts; and compose the tranquillity of the peaceful suburban ambience where the hills are green and the serene flow of rivers with pebbles paved route linking huts and cabins. To celebrate the history and heritage of the Golden Ring that revolves around the region of similar composition and sensation, the ring which is also in reflection of the existing running track; encloses the parametric undulating topography of the pavilion with a space that will display the local lore and history of the city. Therefore, making it the RING. The ring is further enhanced by the loop of the ravine and the interstitial space before the exhibition ring.
This ring is then subjected to time; seasons that changes the surface of the earth as the surrounding turns white during winter and the reflective facade of the exhibition ring became white. The pavilion also loses the greens of trees and the landscape begins to be covered by snow creating a change in topography for a different program at a different time; including the period of day and night. Time is not constant as change is inevitable as it chronologically lapse through past creating history that makes Yaroslavl the historical city she is today. Hence, as the seasons and time progresses, the ring circling the ever changing surface remain constant in its value of space in response to the change in ambience and programs of the spaces around it. The exhibition ring itself portrays the metaphor of time in its clockwise circulation through a historical timeline display. The gentle drop of the roof of the exhibition ring in a loop also creates the impression of dynamic movement in correspondence to the slow progression of time thus marking the facade like a timeline reflection of the history and growth of the city. As a result, the design is entitled TIME RING.
HISTORY -The land of Yaroslavl has a long and rich history which became the fundamental foundation for the development of the city. The history started long before the 6th Century where the Vikings invaded the former Slavic land and her occupants. It is only until the end of the 9th century that the Slav tribes migrated to the hilly forest land of the Volga River. The Kyivan Grand Prince, Vladimir I then took the Slav tribes under his sovereignty where his sons then brought about the birth of the Golden Ring. It was Prince Yaroslavl who founded the Yaroslavl City in 1010 and the city had then undergone transformation into a trading city (1600 -1700) that later reached the industry era (1700) and now becoming one of the prominent tourism destinations in Russia. Читать далее