Adaptation to context through a city scale line abstraction of major bridges and streets around the site
Emphasized access to views from public programatic components by ‘shifting’ to the edge of the site facing Chrystie st. Void space utilization to separate and ‘loosen’ the parts.
Applied strategies and concepts from precedent study: Tres Grande Bibliotheque by OMA
elevators as main circulation; elevator shafts as main structure
By loosening the programmatic components using the void space and having the elevators as main circulation, the residual space between the components can be utilized for interior/exterior terraces.
The programmatic components are ‘wrapped’ in an organic boundary/skin which accentuates the elevators and reveals more of the components in the upper floors. This boundary creates interior/exterior moments which bring more light into the building and allow for more versatile use of the space.
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