A white temple floating on Malta blue sea: with this project Elena Chiavi, Ahmad El Mad and Matteo Goldoni want to go beyond the concept of time.
Antiroom II is a floating island on the sea of Malta, an unreachable surface from the ground, only accessible by swimming or by boat. The wood structure creates a space separated from the vastness of the unlimited sea. Its center defined as a small secure water pool.
This self-built pavilion by Elena Chiavi, Ahmad El Mad, Matteo Goldoni with students from different european countries during the workshop EASA 2015 Links in Valletta (Malta) is a never-ending stoa, an eternal circular temple. It aims to go beyond the concept of time.
The pavilion is a white space floating on the blue water, as the white clouds floats on the blue sky, it remains light and gentle through its floating and instability: one can enter its core, contemplate its structure and express his unity with the sky and the cosmos. Antiroom II can float and move slowly away, as a new isolated world, in the sea.
Antiroom II, La Valletta, Malta
Architects: Elena Chiavi, Ahmad El Mad, Matteo Goldoni
Collaborators: Emmanuelle Agustoni, Felicity Barbur, Chiara Belcastro, Harsh Chhabra, Eva De Bruyn, Margarita Fernández, Damien Girard, Ewan Hooper, Zofia Kurczych, Kenneth Mason, Miguel Angel Maure, Noor Meijer, Malin Mohr, Marta Nikolic, Maria Passarelli, Carlos Paternina, Ivan Rajkovic, Pytel Roman, Nicolás Van Drunen
Support: EASA Malta