Future Memory Pavilion
The Future Memory Pavilion was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts and the British Council for the Singapore Archifest in 2011. The minimal structure, made of 3.5 km of black marine rope and a slender steel frame, was erected on the lawn in front of Singapore’s National Museum on the opening of Archifest. Following the construction week, the permeable pavilion framed a month-long performance. Falling construction sand slowly built up a 3-metre tall dune next to a towering ice stack – rebuilt and left to disintegrate on a daily basis. An ephemeral monument to the two materials that have been integral to the city’s relentless urbanisation, as well as a monument to memories of a wilderness and the lost hills of Singapore.
Design: Pernilla Ohrstedt & Asif Khan