2011 Dipl-AAM + prof.ArchQuintus Miller
Aurelio Galfetti, Jonathan Sergison, Mark Brearley, Christoph Frank, Mario Monotti, Ferruccio Izzo, Mark Pimlott
Working spaces building
With a triangular form, at the crossing of Borough High Street end Borough Road lies the head of the plot (where is located the highs volume of the project), while the opposite side of the triangle is defined by the opportunity for walking around the building.The irregular form has been chosen to not relate the building to the fragmentated and not-homogeneus context. CHIRON becomes a landmark for Borough High Street.
The intention of creating an introvert building was achieved by the use of sit-cast raw concert as a main material for the structure; thanks to this, the building manifest it self in the site.
The brutal expression, dark colors and the materiality have been chose to link the building to its context: London, an industrial city that is rigid and organized.
In each of the triangle's corners the three main access points (there is no gerarchy in the access points) of the building are generated by the extrusion of the volumes creates tensions them. These access points channel the involuntary pedestrian flow into the lobby, where are main cores are located.
In the upper flors, the core leads the people, through the service belt into the main working spaces that are connecter along the facade.
On the ground level, all the street-facing spaces are for commercial use, while the upper levels serve as office spaces.
The core and the faced pillars are the building main structure, giving the building: dynamism, flexibility and natural lighting.
In the heart of CHIRON lies the auditorium, whit 900 seats, is surrounded by the auditorium lobby that is like a buffer between CHIRON and the auditorium volume.
Status: School Project
Location: London, GB