About the Architect 

Laura Miotto is an award-winning exhibition designer and educator. With 20 years of experience in the design field, both as creative director and architectural designer, Miotto has worked on permanent and temporary exhibitions, focusing on heritage interpretation and sensorial design strategies in the context of museums, thematic galleries and public spaces. Among her recent projects are the exhibitions The Posthuman City. Climates. Habitats. Environments. (2019) at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture (2019) at Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum, the new Sarawak Museum in Malaysia; and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore completed in 2015.

Miotto’s design of the paper maze made the Singapore Pavilion architecture come alive: approaching the Pavilion entrance, one steps between what appears to be sheets of paper holding us within its folds. Its layers unfold to reveal the architecture of a book, much like the enveloping that occurs in the act of reading.