Spiral Arches Pavilion by Mr Siu Kwok Kin Stanley

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Spiral Arches

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Pavilion

INSPIRATION:
Walking through the veil of time, we will discover the mysteries of arch in Islamic Architecture. The arch was an essential element of the architecture of early civilisations. Muslims developed a variety of new shapes including the horseshoe, multi-foil, pointed and the ogee arches. Their architecture uses it as a major structural and decorative feature. Visually the arch was an important decorative feature that was transmitted from architectural decoration to other forms of art, especially furniture. “Spiral Arches” is a journey inspired by the role and the historical value of arch, to explore the evolution of arches in Islamic Architecture from the ancient Horseshoes Arch to the modern Parabolic Arch.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
“Spiral Arches” explores the evolution of arches in Islamic Architecture from the ancient Horseshoes Arch to the modern Parabolic Arch. This evolution symbols the development of solutions to many practical and intellectual problems. The pavilion consists of 100 layers of arches, forming an 88 meters long arcade guiding into the courtyard. The arcade begins with the modern Parabolic Arch, and leads back to the ancient Horseshoes Arch, which was the first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch. An abstract form of fountain artwork is placed at the courtyard in the centre of the pavilion; it represents the origin of the journey and the architectural layout of the pavilion. Our intention is to respect the Islamic culture while responding to the theme of “Bunyan” (Structure, Architecture) for The 19th Islamic Arts Festival to explore new interpretations.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The orientation of the pavilion follows the orientation in traditional mosque designs, where visitors are facing towards the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran, Mecca, when they enter. The experience of the pavilion between day and night has a dramatic contrast. During daytime, there is a strong visual experience on the size and texture of the 100 arches. On the other hand, the arches are concealed into the darkness and transformed into 100 strips of arches in cool white LED. The architectural journey is transformed into a time travel passage through the Islamic culture.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Spiral Arches is a temporary pavilion designed to serve as one of the anchor installation during the Islamic Arts Festival 2016 held in Sharjah UAE, organised by the Department of Culture and Information of Sharjah Government.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The original design intend of Spiral Arhces is to fabricate the complete installation with Corten Steel, unfortunately steel is an expensive material in UAE as it is mostly imported from Europe. Therefore, considering the sustainable & economical aspect, we decide to use wood instead of steel while the cost is much lower as it is imported from nearby South East Asia. The arches are then hand painted with texture paint by local contractors.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
- The pavilion consists of 100 layers of arches, forming an 88 meters long arcade guiding into the courtyard. - The pavilion is measured with 26 meters wide and 24 meters long. - Each arch measured 3.9m in height & 2.9m in width, and a thickness of 250mm. - The entire pavilion is made from wood and finish with texture paint. - Every arch is inserted with LED light strips, and transforms into 100 strips of arches in cool white LED at night. - Visitors and local residents can walk along the arcade leading into the courtyard. - The arcade begins with the modern Parabolic Arch, and leads back to the ancient Horseshoes Arch, which was the first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch. - The typology of the arches are summarized into ten main groups and array in historical order: the Horseshoes Arch, the Round Arch, the Segmental Arch, the Tudor Arch, the Pointed Arch, the Shouldered Arch, the Tri-Foil Arch, the Multi-Foil Arch, the Ogee Arch, and the Parabolic Arch. - An abstract form of fountain artwork (5.5m wide & 3m tall) is placed at the courtyard in the center of the pavilion; it represents the origin of the journey and the architectural layout of the pavilion. - The orientation of the pavilion follows the orientation in traditional mosque designs, where visitors are facing towards the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran, Mecca, when they enter.

TAGS:
Architecture, Pavilion, Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah, Daydreamers Design, Hong Kong Young Architect

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The arch was an essential element of the architecture of early civilisations. Muslims developed a variety of new shapes including the horseshoe, multi-foil, pointed and the ogee arches. Their architecture uses it as a major structural and decorative feature. Visually the arch was an important decorative feature that was transmitted from architectural decoration to other forms of art, especially furniture. “Spiral Arches” is a journey inspired by the role and the historical value of arch, to explore the evolution of arches in Islamic Architecture from the ancient Horseshoes Arch to the modern Parabolic Arch. This evolution symbols the development of solutions to many practical and intellectual problems. To consolidate the long history of Islamic arch, we have summarised the typologies into ten main groups and array in historical order: the Horseshoes Arch, the Round Arch, the Segmental Arch, the Tudor Arch, the Pointed Arch, the Shouldered Arch, the Tri-Foil Arch, the Multi-Foil Arch, the Ogee Arch, and the Parabolic Arch. The arcade begins with the modern Parabolic Arch, and leads back to the ancient Horseshoes Arch, which was the first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch. An abstract form of fountain artwork is placed at the courtyard in the centre of the pavilion; it represents the origin of the journey and the architectural layout of the pavilion.

CHALLENGE:
There are great challenges in several areas in the design and fabrication of Spiral Arches. Firstly, design communication & fabrication monitoring abroad is very challenging. We have one visit to the factory in Dubai prior the fabrication of the pavilion; therefore clear communication has played an important role in the project. Secondly, the construction period of Spiral Arches was between 9th December 2016 and 13th December 2016, 4 days. In order to construct the pavilion within a short period of time, we standardise the design with 10 types of arch modules and simplified the installation method with a plug in system. The 100 layers of Arch are prefabrication in the factory in Dubai and delivered to site for direct insertion onto the platform of Spiral Arches. Thirdly, the original design intend to fabricate the complete pavilion with Corten Steel, unfortunately steel is an expensive material in UAE as it is mostly imported from Europe. Therefore, considering the sustainable aspect, we decide to use wood instead of steel while the cost is much lower as it is imported from nearby South East Asia.

ADDED DATE:
2017-03-03 17:01:48

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Mr. SIU Kwok Kin Stanley,, Mr. CHAN Pui Hong Aden and Mr. Chung Chui Shan Tidus

IMAGE CREDITS:
All images & Videos: Daydreamers Design Limited, 2017

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Daydreamers Design Limited, 2017

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
The United Arab Emirates Government of Sharjah Department of Culture & Information

PROFILE:
After the union of the United Arab of Emirates, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, sought to establish the present and the future of Sharjah through its generous and knowledgeable history and realise it as the cultural capital devoted to cultural traditions and intellectual beliefs. Within two decades, an infrastructure was created in the Emirate to develop the social, cultural sense in forms of universities, museums, galleries, and centres of educational preparation and art for children, youth and women clubs, service institutions, and local and Arab cultural events throughout the year. For Sharjah to play this pioneering role and continues its noble mission before and even after the establishment of United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi issued an Emiri Decree No. (20) on April 30, 1981 for establishing the "Cultural Department," which later became known as Department of Culture and Information after initiating the artistic work efforts and expanding the base of it to the citizens throughout the country. The Department assured the aim by creating an identity of Arabic and authentic Islamic culture, influenced by the culture of humanity in a larger sense, following Sheikh Sultan's slogan, "Enough with the concrete revolution, and turn to creating a Human being."

NOMINATION DETAILS

Spiral Arches Pavilion by Mr Siu Kwok Kin Stanley is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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Spiral Arches Pavilion by Mr Siu Kwok Kin Stanley is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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