An emergency shelter designed for disaster areas and remote communities will remain in front of Winthrop Hall at The University of Western Australia until Monday 11 April.
The winning entry from an international architectural design competition precedes Dialogues with Landscape, a program of artistic works around the UWA campus to coincide with the opening of the Perth International Art Festival.
The seven Dialogues with Landscape artists (Rachael Dease, George-Egerton-Warburton, Gian Manik, Bennett Miller, Diokno Pasilan, Nien Schwarz, Julian Stadon) have been commissioned to create immersive real and virtual environments across the campus - incorporating sound, sculpture, installation and performance.
The shelter was designed by Italian architects Elisa Mansutti and Luca Pavarin who last year won the inaugural UWA Cultural Precinct Pavilion Project Design Competition to create a structure that fused art and architecture and provided an economical and environmentally friendly emergency shelter. The design of the shelter, built on Whitfeld Court, is a deceptively simple, tent-like form using traditional Japanese origami techniques.
The Pavilion Project is sponsored by Convocation (UWA graduates' association). Dialogues with Landscape is sponsored and supported by the Perth International Arts Festival, UWA Centenary and the UWA Cultural Precinct.
Dialogues with Landscape will be launched at Whitfeld Court, on Tuesday, February 15.