Titled SHARKS!, this year's Antepavilion will consist of six model sharks containing audio equipment. Positioned to look like they are leaping from the murky canal, the sharks will sing and give lectures on architecture and urbanism.
Each of the six sharks will be movable so that the pavilion can be arranged and rearranged.
Shorten initially planned for the sharks to be clustered in a tableaux reminiscent of artist Théodore Géricault's 1819 oil painting The Raft of the Medusa, which depicts the survivors of a shipwreck menaced by sharks.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, Shorten suggested the sharks could be separated to demonstrate social distancing measures.
Sponsored by property developer Shiva, Antepavilion's winning architect receives £25,000 to execute their design. The construction of the fourth Antepvalion could be delayed due to coronavirus, the AF has warned.