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ALEXANDER COULSON BAIRD PORTFOLIO + CV SUMMER 2020


A LITTLE ABOUT ALEX I am an American Architect with 5 years of international project experience in Europe - 2 of which in Denmark. I grew up in Colorado Springs, CO, and graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder earning a bachelor’s in Environmental Design with a focus in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture. After graduation in 2008, I traveled to Europe to visit family in Bratislava, and accepted a job as Designer and Draftsman under the renowned engineer Jan Majersky. In Slovakia, I participated in several of the country’s most prestigious cultural and educational projects including Winter Stadium and the extention of Comenius University. Later I went on to play a pioneering role in the development of the Slovak Green Building Council. While in Bratislava I met my now-wife Louise, who was interning at the Danish Embassy. In 2013, we moved to Copenhagen where I worked as a Competition Architect before enrolling at the Aarhus School of Architecture to obtain my Master’s of Arts in Architecture. I have worked for CEBRA in Aarhus and Abu Dhabi and am currently Co-founder of the circular startup Scrap Pad. I live in Aarhus with Louise and our 4-month-old son Bjørn.



ALEXANDER COULSON BAIRD Cand.arch., RIBA II

Nationality: USA Residence & Full Working Permission: Denmark Languages: English (Native), Danish (Competent - B2) Address: Ingerslevs Boulevard 20 ST TH, DK-8000 Aarhus C T.: +45 50 23 64 41 E-mail: alexander.baird@colorado.edu

EXPERTISE/ 1. DESIGN - Strategy & analysis, feasibility, concept design, design development, detail design 2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Management of process, time, budgets, quality, & people 3. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - Sales operations, execution of business plans SOFTWARE COMPETENCIES/ OFFICE: MS WORD, MS EXCEL, MS POWER POINT, OUTLOOK, TRELLO, HUBSPOT, E-CONOMIC DESIGN: ADOBE SUITE, RHINO, SKETCHUP, V-RAY, GRASSHOPPER, AUTOCAD, REVIT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ Co-founder & Administrative Director, Scrap Pad IVS, Aarhus, DK, 2018 - Present • Responsible for generation of circular business model - 1/50 new businesses approved in 2018 by the Danish Business Authority under the ‘Start-Up Denmark’ Scheme • Led design & execution of Danish and international business development strategy • Responsible for acquisition and management of major customer accounts - B2B & B2C • Acting admin director managing day-to-day operations - accounting, payroll, legal, etc. Designer & Project Manager, Plotteriet, Aarhus, DK, 2017 - 2018 • Led development of commercial product line implementing 100% upcycled materials • Designed & optimized industrial production process for line of upcycled products • Acquired & managed resilient network of industrial suppliers and production partners • Organized launch of ‘Scrap Pad’ line of products in top-tier retailers in Denmark Architect & Project Manager, CEBRA, Aarhus, DK & Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016 - 2017

• Served as on-site project manager for royal Qasr al-Hosn Exhibition - Led team of 20+ in construction of exhibition models (budget 2 mil DKK) • Participated in design development of 32,000 m2 Smart School in Siberia - Prepared renders, form studies, light studies and material studies • Led schematic phase for 60,000 m2 mixed use development in Aarhus - Managed preparation of sketch drawings, 3D models, and physical models • Participated on competition team for new 17,000 m2 primary school in Denmark - Designed atriums, activated stairways, & developed themed learning environments

Competition Architect, Domus Arkitekter, Copenhagen, DK, 2014

• Participated in winning competition for DK’s largest renovation - BSP (4 billion DKK) - Responsible for facade retrofit strategy and rooftop and entrance interventions for twelve 16 story residential high-rises during 2 phase competition • Prepared winning sustainable renovation strategy for ‘low-dense’ residential typology - Responsible for analysis of existing conditions across multiple case-study sites & the formulation of a ’tool box’ of sustainable interventions during 2 phase competition • Participated on winning town hall renovation in Ølstykke into new residential units - Prepared environmental plan and made visualizations and diagrams for competition


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONT./ Architect & Team Leader, MAP Architects, Copenhagen, DK, 2013 - 2014 • Led collaboration w/ Virgin Galactic on the studio’s Micro-Gravity Bubble project • Led two teams in concept & design development for studio’s expedition projects to Fukushima and the Mojave Desert • Managed the studio’s international publication MAP Issue 007 dealing with Orbit - Served as researcher, designer, and overall guidance of the publication Project Manager & Business Developer, Slovak Green Building Council - SKGBC, Bratislava, SK, 2011 - 2012 • Advised members of SKGBC on issues pertaining to green building certification (LEED) • Organized Slovakia’s first international green building conference dealing with green building certification • Expanded membership through diverse networking & business development activities Junior Architect, Draftsman, LEED GA, PROMA, Bratislava, SK, 2009 - 2011

• Contributed as designer and draftsman on major projects in Slovakia including masterplans, residential & commercial developments, and cultural & educational landmarks • Earned Slovakia’s first LEED accreditation and served as company’s specialist in green buildings • Contributed to growth of company in North America through network-based BD

EDUCATION/ MA Architecture, Studio Architecture and Resources, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, 2016 MS Building Science & Technology (Att. 2012-2013), Vienna University of Technology - TU Wien BA Environmental Design (Magna Cum Laude), University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008

CERTIFICATIONS/ LEED GA, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED Private Pilot- VFR, Cessna Pilot Academy

PUBLICATIONS, HONORS & AWARDS/ Danish Design Award, Finalist 2020 - BitPark Pavilion German Design Award, Nominee 2021 - BitPark Pavilion Venice Biennale 2016 - Brøndby Strand Parkerne Renovation, Domus C40 World Mayors Summit 2019, Official Program - BitPark Pavilion Realdania, Live Like Tomorrow Award 2019 - BitPark Pavilion Statens Kunstfond, 1:1 Architecture Award 2017 - BitPark Pavilion MARK vol 52 - Brøndby Strand Parkerne Renovation, Domus MAP Issue 007 - Virgin Galactic Micro-Gravity Bubble, MAP Architects Politiken - Brøndby Strand Parkerne Renovation, Domus Coroflot, Editors Choice - Babel’s Stair Eurostav Magazine, June 2015 - Science Park, PROMA

REFERENCES/ Mikkel Schlesinger, Partner at CEBRA David Garcia, Founder at MAP Architects Claus Smed Søndergaard, Partner at Domus Arkitekter C.J. Lim, Visiting Professor at The Aarhus School of Architecture


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01. BITPARK PAVILION/ INDEPENDENT PROJECT

HARBOUR ACTIVATION PROJECT, CPH, DK, 2020 COLLABORATORS: Marco Maycotte, DTU Aqua, Rambøll, CG Jensen, Havhøst ROLE: Project Author/Design Lead RESPONSIBILITIES: Concept development, design development, budgets, permissions, grants, dissemination .......................................................................... In cities around the world industry is moving out of the harbours leaving clean water and space for new activities. BITPARK is an architectural pavilion designed to help cities re-connect with urban blue spaces via a modulated floor on the water. It is a merger of physical tangible space with the concepts and realities of technology. The project’s slogan ‘’Craft your space’’ is taken directly from Minecraft a popular computer game which falls under the Sandbox genre- where players create worlds according to their imaginations in much the same way a child does when playing in a sandbox. The name BitPark is meant to represent this merger of digital and physical. ‘’Bit’’ references the computational. A bit in the blockchain, for example. A bit also represents simply a small part which makes up a larger whole. ‘’Park’’ on the other hand is very physical. It has to do with recreation and leisure. It is an ideal natural environment, shaped to the preferences of a city and its residents... AGRICULTURE

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Bit Park Space | by Maycotte + Coulson, all rights reserved

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CONCEPT_SECTION Suspended farming platforms provide the means for a flexible program above water. They are raised and lowered via a remote drive system housed in the suffit.

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BRIDGE: LINKS MAY BE ESTABLISHED CONNECTING PARTS OF THE CITY THAT BEFORE WERE SEPARATE

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INSTALLATION, Copenhagen, DK, 2019 CLIENT: C40 Cities, City of Copenhagen, Realdania ROLE: Project owner w/Marco Maycotte RESPONSIBILITIES: Design, budget, grants, permissions .......................................................................... In October 2019 mayors and city officials from around the world gathered in Copenhagen to discuss ways to make cities more sustainable. We were selected to showcase our thinking about activating harbours for local food production and public space. 10

Our idea for an installation was to draw attention to the water as protagonist in the future of cities. True enough, it would rise as ice caps melt and we wanted to make people feel that in their bodies with a 1:1 immersive space. Choosing the lifeguard tower was meant to play on the symbolism of caution, though also optimism. The tower floats in the water as an indicator of a new spacial domain. New policies are placing more and more emphasis on clean waters and as this trend advances we can begin to reimagine our harbours as the next public space frontiers in our cities.


CONCEPT_DIAGRAM The traditional stripes of lifeguard tower are rearranged to indicate sea level rise


SPACE BENEATH THE WAVES/ IDEA EDUCATION URBAN FOOD

03. THE SPACE BENEATH THE WAVES/ INDEPENDENT PROJECT

SPACE INTERVENTION, CPH, DK, 2018 COLLABORATORS: Havhøst, Niras ROLE: Project Owner/Design lead RESPONSIBILITIES: Design, budget, grants, permissions .......................................................................... As urban populations increase in size and diversity the creation of public spaces that encourage social cohesion has become a priority for many Danish cities. Urban Aquaculture presents an opportunity for cities to re-assert their traditional ties to the water as well as re-envision the frontiers of public space. 12

The following proposal approaches shellfish farming as a spatial opportunity and asks how its vernacular tectonics may hold potential beyond its farming function. Analysis into the inherent tectonic and spacial potentials of shellfish farming has led to an architectural proposal that serves both as a platform for culturing shellfish, and, as a waterbased venue for educational activities. The proposal presents a new opportunity for cities and their residents to engage with the water, and in doing so, creates new opportunities to connect with each other through the use of the water-born space.


UNDER THE‘‘WAVES’’ AT KALVEBOD BRYGGE, CPH HARBOUR

CONCEPT_SECTION Platforms are raise and lowered via a remote drive system suspended from the top of the columns.


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04. BABEL’S STAIRWAY/ INDEPENDENT PROJECT

INSTALLATION, 90 m2, Completed, Aarhus, DK, 2017 CLIENT: The Independent Air - European Capital of Culture 2017 COLLABORATORS: Hlynur Axelsson, Ehlers & Visby ROLE: Project Lead/ Design Lead RESPONSIBILITIES: Client contact, concept development, design development, budget, permission, construction supervision, dissemination .......................................................................... Babel’s Stairway was designed as a temporary installation for the exhibition “Vi kan bo her mens vi venter” set up in the south harbour of Aarhus, Denmark. It was built with 200 Euro Pallets borrowed from local companies on the harbour. After the installation the pallets went back into circulation as a medium for delivering goods through-out the world. The installation was conceived as a main entrance to the exhibition which dealt with themes from the Anthropocene- the proposed current geological epoch, in which characteristics of the environment are now defined by man’s influence upon it. ‘‘The visitor approaches the installation facing the exhibition building and the city. As the visitor ascends the stairs to the top, s/he is turned nearly 180 degrees and presented with a view out over Aarhus Harbour. The contrasting perspectives offer an introductory glimpse into the themes of the exhibition.’’ The stairs were intended to stand for one month however due to its success the installation was adopted into the Rethink Activism Festival- part of Aarhus 2017.

CONCEPT_SKETCH Babel’s Stair is meant to serve as a brief journey that entices the visitor to enter the exhibition. AREAL DRONE PHOTO


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Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? - Robert Browning

DESIGN GENISIS The visitors gains access to the exhibition by ascending a spiraling structure that leads to the second story entrance of the building, though rather than terminating at the entrance, the structure continues spiraling upward toward the sky, terminating in a unfinished manner in the direction of the harbor. Babel’s Stairway is meant to serve as a brief journey that entices the visitor to enter the exhibition. The visitor approaches the structure facing the exhibition building and the city. As the visitor ascends the structure to the top, s/he is turned nearly 180 degrees and presented with a view out over Aarhus Harbor. The contrasting perspectives may offer an introductory glimpse into man’s near total influence over his environment, perhaps only the sight of the water serving as a reminder of nature’s presence. The upward spiraling and unfinished aesthetic of the structure is meant as a visual reference to Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s famous depiction of the Tower of Babel. The story and image of the Tower of Babel is one of the earliest and most powerful accounts of man’s (unsuccessful) attempt to surpass nature. The topics addressed in the exhibition beg the question as to whether man has now succeeded in transcending nature, or, if there are –consequences still that lay in wait? The Tower of Babel was built in bricks. Our tower is built in Euro pallets. Just as bricks in the Tower of Babel were seen as a symbol of the industrious nature of man, the 120x80cm Euro pallet assumes a particularly iconic role in modern society as the nearly indispensable unit for global trade, production, consumption and constant transit of goods. However, its reuse and application as something new and entirely unintended to its original purpose may also be taken as a sign of the changing consciousness of man in his own epoch, a change that looks to re-establish a mutually beneficial relationship to the environment. On the ground, the structure forms a semi-circular space oriented toward the harbor. Plants and seating are integrated into the structure which, as a whole, serves as a gathering place and iconic backdrop for the exhibition.


SMART SCHOOL/ ONGOING HIGH PROFILE EDUCATION

05. SMART SCHOOL IRKUTSK/ CEBRA

NEW CONSTRUCTION, 25,000 m2, Irkutsk, RU, 2016 CLIENT: Charitable Fund New House ROLE: Architect MAA, CEBRA Responsibilities: Design development, material studies, visualizations .......................................................................... A new school will be built in Siberia to embody the latest thinking in pedagogy. At its core will be the orphaned children of the region- its function to provide a premier campus where the region’s elite and underprivileged meet. 18

The design of the school is based on the unifying concept of the circle- meant to bridge between school complex, nature and the surrounding community. The complex is organized as a permeable ring of buildings, which contain the main functions-high school, junior school, pre-school, and sports building- grouped around a central outdoor space. My primary contributions came in the visualization of the high school and sports buildings during the design development phase of the project.


SITE RENDERING - CREDIT CEBRA INT

CONCEPT_DIAGRAMS Pragmatic organisation of school’s program around the unifying concept of the circle


SMART SCHOOL/ ONGOING HIGH PROFILE EDUCATION The Smart School project was a competition won in 2015. I participated in the design development stage of the project. In addition to creating visualizations I worked to find a material scheme for the interior and exterior spaces. Facade studies were carried out and renderings were used to test and visualize various material, natural and artificial lighting schemes and furniture layouts. In total 30 postproduction visualizations were made to help understand the school’s many spaces.

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Plan model of a farming cluster 1:200

AXO SKETCH & ACTIVATED STAIR Axonometric sketch of sports building - Credit CEBRA (LEFT). Studies looking to activate staircase in swim hall (RIGHT)


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MASTERPLAN, 140,000 m2, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017 CLIENT: Department Of Culture And Tourism ROLE: Project Manager, CEBRA RESPONSIBILITIES: Construction of exhibition models, on-site project management .......................................................................... Qasr al-Hosn is the oldest and most important site in Abu Dhabi. The city block that it occupies was transformed by CEBRA in 2019 into the cultural heart of the city. An exhibition was held in 2017 to introduce the new design for the site to the 300 most influential sheiks of the Emirate. The idea behind the transformation of the historic site of Qasr al-Hosn is bold as well as crystal clear - bring the desert back to the heart of Abu Dhabi. Since the 1960’s the site had steadily lost its way through the development of the city which eventually encased it in high rises on all sides. The new design brings the site back to its historic roots as a desert strong-hold built around the protection of the only fresh water well in the area. A water feature divides the site into two distinct areas- the historic fort surrounded by natural desert, and the new cultural area with it’s program built into the landscape.

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1:100 - Plan Bollards arrangement - Principle plan (see Landscape Plans for layout of all entrances with bollards) Maximum distance between security elements along security line ( ): 1200 mm

1200

BO1-BO2-BO3-BO4-BO5-BO6-BO7

3.

2

1

2.

2

DRAWING TITLE 48

See engineering project

+0.555

1510-CEBRA-L-MP

1045

11

100

1048

Direction of impact

1028

1164 Direction of impact

E

200

+0.00

OP

10

+0.600

+0.255

Note: See engineering project for construction specifications.

+0.253

10

DESIGN LANGUAGE Voronois, referencing sun dried sands, provide the building blocks for site’s design

Qasr Al Hosn Masterplan & C

Security barrier

+0.00

SL

2019

+0.300

PROJECT TITLE

Direction of impact

NO SCALE - PLAN Height principle for concrete bollards

E

300

C03 - pre-cast concrete paving. Bollard, pre-cast concrete. Top edges 5 mm chamfer.

OP

200

10

1.

SL

Note: See engineering project for construction specifications.

300

1:20 - Section A BO4 - Low voronoi bollard, located in gravel / voronoi paving

Furniture Details Bollards

+0.553

+0.192

See engineering project

+0.200 +0.207 Heights are relative to the adjacent paving surface. Heights at corners apply to all BO2/BO4/BO7 concrete bollards

+0.492

+0.500

+0.507

Heights are relative to the adjacent paving surface. Heights at corners apply to all BO1/BO3/BO5/BO6 concrete bollards

506

3

1

CO2 - pre-cast concrete paving. Bollard, pre-cast concrete. Top edges 5 mm chamfer. 10x10mm reveal along base perimeter

1

1. 2.

Notes: - See engineering project for construction specifications. - Refer to Landscape Plans, QAH-MP-CEB-DD-DWG-L-110 to L-118, for exact bollard locations.

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1:20 - Section A BO2 - Low bollard with square base, located in pre-cast linear paving

BO1 - Bollard, pre-cast concrete (security element) BO2 - Bollard, pre-cast concrete S1 - Linear barrier, pre-cast concrete (security element) CO2 - Pre-cast concrete linear paving

DRAWING No.

QAH-MP-CEB-DD-DWGDRAWN BY:

TRC

CHECKED BY:

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QASR AL-HOSN/

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MASTERPLAN LANDSCAPE

PEPPER’S GHOST MODEL


The design for the Qasr al-Hosn was presented in an exhibition solely through use of physical models. In total, seven models were built- six 1:20 scene models, and one 1:200 site model. A model building studio was employed to undertake construction of the models, and two teams were brought in for projection mapping. I managed the construction of the models on site and coordinated between the architect, exhibition designer, and projection mapping teams. A budget of 3 million DKK was set aside for the construction of the models. The design for the Qasr al-Hosn was presented in an exhibition solely through use of physical models. In total, seven models were built- six 1:20 scene models, and one 1:200 site model. A model building studio was employed to undertake construction of the models, and two teams were brought in for projection mapping. I managed the construction of the models on site and coordinated between the architect, exhibition designer, and projection mapping teams. A budget of 3 million DKK was set aside for the construction of the models.

PROJECTION MAPPING MODEL

PEPPER’S GHOST MODEL

PEPPER’S GHOST DEATAIL The 1:20 scene models employ an illusion first developed in 1862 by John Henry Pepper for theatre performances. OLED monitors and panes of reflective glass replicated Pepper’s famous illusion by projecting pre-recorded clips of actors into the scenes who seemingly interact with the space around them.

MODEL SCALE Like miniature stage sets the six Pepper’s Ghost models replicate every detail of the proposed renovation down to the color of the grout between tiles.


GRØNDBY STRAND/ ONGOING RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION

07. BRØNDBY STRAND MASTERPLAN/ DOMUS ARKITEKTER

COMPETITION 1ST PRIZE, Copenhagen, DK, 2014 CLIENT: Brøndby Almene Boligselskab ROLE: Competition Architect, DOMUS Arkitekter RESPONSIBILITIES: Concept development, form studies, facade studies, 3d modeling, visualization .......................................................................... Brøndby Strand is a huge housing development best known for it’s distinctive silhouette of twelve 16-storey concrete towers. Spanning over 35 hectares and 300,000 m2, it will be the largest renovation project in Denmark’s history. 26

The competition was both master plan for the 85 acre site and sustainable transformation of it’s existing 2900 housing units. The winning design proposal was an ambitious renovation of both the buildings and surrounding landscape. As part of the team managing the building transformation, I was responsible for the facade retrofit strategy and rooftop and entrance interventions for the residential high-rises. My primary focus was to exceed energy standards and enhance livability, while providing the development modern icons of a more human character.


BEFORE

CONCEPT_DIAGRAM Diagram illustrating my proposal to give each cluster of high-rises a unique programmatic identity


GRĂ˜NDBY STRAND/ ONGOING RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE RENOVATION The high-rise proposal breaks the monotonous expression of the existing towers by introducing recessed balconies to create variation and relief in the facades. The facade interventions serve the passive strategies of the buildings, offering protection from weather and sun. They also act to break down the monolithic high-rises- making each tower more recognizable as a collection of individual dwellings. This design decision was meant to bring human dimensions, as well as the sense of individuality, to the buildings.

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PASSIVE STRATEGY Recessed balconies provided protection from weather & solar gain. Rainwater is captured on the roofs for greenhouse irrigation.


FACADE RETROFIT The new facade provides apartments with ‘Passive’ standard insulation, improved views and daylighting.


SCIENCE PARK/

BUILT

HIGH PROFILE

EDUCATION

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Elevations

WE


08. SCIENCE PARK/ PROMA

COMPETITION 1ST PRIZE, 18,000 m2, Bratislava, SK, 2011 CLIENT: Comenius University ROLE: Design Architect, PROMA s.r.o. RESPONSIBILITIES: Form studies, facade studies, drafting, visualization, landscape design .......................................................................... Comenius University’s Science Park is an important research and innovation hub for the bio-sciences in Slovakia. Its construction in 2015 was viewed as an emblem to the modernization of the country’s lead educational institute.Aarhus 2017. The site of the new building is situated among a pattern of identical buildings designed by a renowned architect during the Socialist period. These buildings follow a strict architectural language that has formed the basis for the University’s outward identity. Playing on certain aspects of the existing language- eg. orientation, scale, and rhythm- the new building offers a courteous but deliberate departure from the outdated expression of the existing buildings, to one more encompassing of the present and future ambitions of the university...

EST FACADE- PHOTO CREDIT EUROSTAV MAGAZINE

ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS Elevation & section drawing describe the standardized footings and columns of the irregular west facade.


SCIENCE PARK/

BUILT

HIGH PROFILE

EDUCATION

TECHNICAL FLOOR PLAN

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I followed the project from early schematic phase through design development serving as design architect and draftsman. My primary contribution came in shaping the western facade- the primary element meant to disrupt the existing architecture on campus- and designing its double skin. Further contributions came in landscape design for the project including the western corridor and building’s interior atrium.

LANDSCAPE PLAN The site of the building provides an important pedestrian artery and ‘‘gateway’’ to and from the campus.


W5 ARENA/

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

BODY CULTURE

VARIANT 3

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VARIANT 1

VARIANT 2


09. W5 ARENA/ INDEPENDENT PROJECT

INDEPENDENT COMMISSION, Bratislava, SK, 2012 CLIENT: World Version W5 COLLABORATORS: Estudio Test, Atelier LM ROLE: Project Lead RESPONSIBILITIES: Client contact, concept development, project planning, 3D modeling, presentation material .......................................................................... To stay afloat while a student at TU Wien I taught English. One of my students happened to be the owner of Europe’s largest kickboxing league. One day he asked me if I could design a Colosseum for him. ‘‘Of course’’, I replied. W5 Arena was a private commission to conceptualize & visualize three different variants of a training center & dedicated arena for kickboxing in Bratislava. The visualizations were used to attract investors & win over the planning authorities. The project should serve as an elite training center and stage for kickboxing while at the same time maintaining the ‘‘Colosseum’s’’ ELEMENTS reputation as a venue for the people. Three conceptually unique variants were proposed and three separate sites where chosen for each of the variants.

D4. INTERIOR SPACIAL STUDY Section South

Section North

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4

3

3

1

GROUND LEVEL

2

1 2

1. MAIN EVENT LEVEL (GROUND LEVEL)

2. LOWER ARENA LEVEL

3. RAISED TERRACE LEVEL

4. SPORTS HALLS

- MAIN ENTRANCE & RECEPTION - CENTRAL INTERIOR ACCESS TO ALL SPORTS HALLS - LOCKER ROOMS/ SHOWERS - OFFICIAL W5 APPAREL AND EQUIPMENT STORE - W5 HALL OF FAME MUSEUM - FAN BAR/ CONCESSIONS - ACCESS TO SPECTATOR'S BALCONY - RESTROOMS

- MAIN STAGE - W5 FIGHTING RING - VIP SEATING - GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING - CENTRAL TRAINING FLOOR (WHEN ARENA IS NOT IN USE) - MEDICAL ROOM/ PHYSICAL TRAINER'S OFFICE - RESTROOMS/SHOWERS - STORAGE/ EQUIPMENT ROOM

- TICKET OFFICES - BOOKMAKER'S OFFICE - VIP/CLUB ROOMS - PRESS LOUNGE - RESTAURANT - EXTERIOR ACCESS TO SPORTS HALLS - ACCESS TO CENTRAL GREEN SPACE

- FIGHTER'S GYM & TRAINING CENTER - AUXILIARY SPORTS HALLS - WEIGHT ROOMS - CARDIO AND AEROBICS HALL - HEALTH DIAGNOSTICS LAB - NUTRITION BAR - FIGHTER'S LOUNGE - SPA/SAUNA - SWIMMING/AQUATICS

SPORTS COMPLEX

D5. SPACIAL PROGRAM

PROJECT OWNER/TITLE

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MR. SERGEY CHEPINOGA

W5 SPORTS COMPLEX AND MULTI-ARENA MOSCOW, RU GENERAL CONTRACTOR

LUCID STUDIO LLC. PROJECT TYPE

CONCEPT STUDY DATE/REVISION

11/2012 SCALE/FORMAT

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A1

PROJECT NUMBER

2435/V4

THREE VARIANTS Three conceptually unique variants were proposed that could house the diverse program of the training center including a 5000 person arena.

SHEET #

06


W5 ARENA/ CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT BODY CULTURE

VARIANT Variant 13

Colosseums are, historically, some of the greatest symbols of architecture for the public. However, in a modern context they could be interpreted as inward facing and offering very little to the city itself. For the three variants I wanted to turn the classical idea of the Colosseum inside out. Each variant is therefore an attempt to open the building up to the city around it - whether it is with ramps that reach out into the context, or parks and covered squares that invite the public into the building’s core spaces, or facades that bring the life inside the buildings to the surrounding city.

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VARIANT Variant2 1

VARIANT Variant3 2

PROGRAM DIAGRAMS Each of the three variants organises its program in unique ways around the central training hall/arena.


SCRAP PAD/ PRODUCT CULTURE MATERIAL UPCYCLING

10. SCRAP PADS FOR EVERYONE/ SCRAP PAD IVS

START-UP, Aarhus, DK, 2017-Present COLLABORATORS: Plotteriet, Arctic Paper ROLE: Co-Founder, Administrative Director RESPONSIBILITIES: Planning, operations, product design .......................................................................... Every day large amounts of waste paper are produced as a result of industrial processes- e.g. print and paper production. This paper, also known as leftover paper, is often of extremely high quality, however having no commercial value, is either thrown out or recycled. 38

Scrap Pad is a company I founded together with a fellow architect who was also owner of a local print shop in Aarhus. We wanted to do something about the waste we saw in the paper and print industry, so rather than treating leftover paper as a waste product, we began upcycling it directly into new products. We introduced the products to several companies in our network and soon the idea caught on. In 2018, Scrap Pad formed a partnership with renowned Munkedal papermill in Sweden. We now provide notebooks filled with industrial scrap paper to some of the largest and most exciting companies in Denmark.


Scrap Pad Planner

Scrap Pad Sketchbook


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