For APAP 5, SUPERFLEX has been asked to design a new “Welcome Center” in a recently abandoned plot of land across the street from Álvaro Siza Vieira’s Anyang Pavilion. SUPERFLEX visited Anyang in May 2016 to begin their research, which included extensive study of previous APAP works, the drawings of Siza, the history of Anyang, and discussions with staff. Impressed with the Anyang Pavilion, they decided to approach this project by deconstructing the exterior walls of Siza’s structure and solicit the input of local citizens to construct a new pavilion that incorporates the existing assets of APAP.
In November SUPERFLEX returned to Anyang to conduct community workshops, using the walls as building tools to imagine new architectural possibilities. Over four days people of all ages took part in rethinking Siza's Pavillion.