The project is a conceptual work by 100 architects that explores new uses for the recently renewed riverside area. The idea is essentially to allow easy access to the river, giving citizens the chance to establish relationships with the as-of-yet uncharted territory.
An important feature of the ‘suprematist pool’ is its construction, which is composed of a number of different floating components. After a full summer of use, the pool can be easily disassembled and stored for the winter.
Aesthetically, the formal composition is based on ‘Suprematism 2′, by Russian painter Kazimir Malevich. The water-bound pool and plaza are direct interpretations of the geometric forms. The purity of the patterns help define the space, its connections, rhythms, tensions and uses, and also avoids limiting functions by the presence of pre-established shapes.
The pool connects to the riverbank through a wooden deck. The same form shows up repeatedly, linking all platforms together into an interconnected mass displayed in correlation to Malevich’s work. Structures are, theoretically, composed of metal and wood, with fibre-glass hulls bound together with steel beams. In the urban environment, the pavilion would act as an extension of the already existing park.
Images 1 & 3 to 5: Conceptual images of Suprematist Pool. Image 2: Suprematism 2 by Russian Painter Kazimir Malevich.