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Fernando Mañé

Fernando Mañé

Miami, FL, US

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Bok Falls

Edward Bok gave the public a gift when constructing Bok Tower. An icon which marks a landscape arranged for a sole purpose, relaxation. A spa would be the ideal program set in the ideal location.
Having two different types of visitors accessing the site, people visiting the grounds and people in search of spa treatment, two different moments needed to be created.
If accessing the spa, one would just approach the spa directly from the parking lot along a sloped path until turning to find that the relatively heavy looking spa becomes very light and sleek once inside.
On the other hand, if exiting the visitor’s center to explore the site, one is confronted with a view of the spa which is cut down the center, framing the view of Bok Tower. If this site was Edward Bok’s vision, it would only seem appropriate to embrace his memory. That is why on October 9th at exactly p.m., Bok Tower is seen at full shadow as if making a point that upon the day of his birth, the tower was non-existent.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Lake Wales, FL, US

 
Existing Site Plan
Existing Site Plan
Diagrams
Diagrams
Process Models
Process Models
Process Model
Process Model
Process Diagram
Process Diagram
Process Diagram
Process Diagram
Diagrams based on proportions
Diagrams based on proportions
Diagram based on proportions
Diagram based on proportions
Site Diagrams
Site Diagrams
Proposed Site Plan
Proposed Site Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Sections with sunlight angle
Sections with sunlight angle
East Elevation
East Elevation
North Elevation
North Elevation
Section A
Section A
Section B
Section B
Overall Building
Overall Building
Walking towards the entrance
Walking towards the entrance
Pool and locker room entrance
Pool and locker room entrance
Hydrotherapy pools
Hydrotherapy pools
View from Visitor's Center
View from Visitor's Center
View from Visitor's Center on Edward Bok's Birthday
View from Visitor's Center on Edward Bok's Birthday

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