Jacksonville, Florida, like many vibrant cities in the United States, is divided by a river. Almost half a million people, more than half the population of the city, cross one of the seven vehicle bridges spanning the Saint John's River every day.
The goal was to minimum use of structure to allow a more open floor plan that would allow flexibility in terms of the buildings use. Mainly circulation.
To create an environment that is playful and fun for the main occupants of the building.
To maximize the use of day lighting and use of natural ventilation, in a way of reducing the overall use of energy in the building while at the same time maximizing overall comfort.
Galleries are connected through a series of bridges to mimic the seven famous Jacksonville vehicle bridges spanning the Saint John's River every day.
Occupants will access all the spaces through walk ways that are arched with steel structures to create a feeling of going through a tunnel or tube
Status: School Project
Location: Jacksonville, FL, US