To design a public urban center dedicated to reconnecting people with their authentic selves, others, and nature. This new institution aims at stopping the enslaving cycles of unchecked production and consumption dominating our lives, by turning the attention and practice to “being” in its entirety and in all its rich dimensionality. The project will consider ethic, aesthetic, and critical issues facing contemporary civilization, vis-à-vis novel programmatic, technological, environmental, spatial, and phenomenological issues. Steel construction offers great beneﬁts in this endeavor, as it is ideal for multi-story buildings, quick delivery and assembly in congested urban environments, covering long spans without sacriﬁcing ﬂexibility and aesthetic lightness.
Status: School Project
Additional Credits: Software: Rhino 4.0, 3ds Max, Photoshop