The town of Sungai Lembing is engulfed by thick clouds and is intensely humid throughout the year. Its livelihood depended on mining activities until a massive flood submerged the town and their main resource-based economy came to a standstill. Designing the pavilion was a speculative process to encapsulate the Genius Loci (spirit of the place) of Sungai Lembing, a place born of water and was severely changed by its presence.

The pavilion is designed to embrace the rise and subsidence of water in the river. Reusing salvaged timber slats, the pavilion is formed to choreograph the river flow while allowing visitors to spectate the dynamic changes, giving affordances for them to move from base level to a higher landing.