understanding architecture as thinking in concepts, that deploy their potentials in spatial, physical and sensuous experiences, Austrian firm soma engages architecture as an ongoing inquiry and speculative experimentation, Thus a design does not necessarily entail unambiguous, fixed geometries, but remains mutable and individually interpretable. Back to 2009 this architectural firm has won for their proposal to build The Thematic Pavilion “ONE OCEAN“ for the 2012 EXPO in Yeosu, South Korea. 6,900 square meter that was finished on last February 2012, now on is officially open since may and it becomes a permanent building and one of the major facilities for the Yeosu EXPO.
In designing this The Thematic Pavilion ONE OCEAN, Soma aimed was to create an iconic landmark that embodies the theme of the EXPO with architectural means, including a sustainable climate concept and a bionic kinetic facade which – in the truest EXPO spirit – points the way to the future. and the result is a unique and stunning pavilion that designed based on the theme of the expo itself The Living Ocean and Coast. via