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6_IN TRANSIT OFFICE An ad-hoc office will be organized with this topic at its core. The best representatives of various fields will be engaged as consultants to a team of designers, planners and architects working full time for a period of 4 months. While this group will develop an overall strategy, a call will be made amongst selected architecture offices to contribute to eight specific themes. Each selected office will then be assigned a topic to be developed both as a strategy for the overall masterplan and as a unique design, giving form to the principles, ideas and ambitions of the settlement. Workshops will be organized throughout the process in order for each participant to re-assess its contribution and the role of each theme within the overall proposal. Each project will finally be exhibited as part of the choral work in the form of a 12x5m model, the heart of the exhibition. A transformable table will host the proposal and the research material, as well as round table discussions, meetings and other events. 8_THE PAVILION Unity Message The pavilion design central feature is a prime object at the centre of the hall. Despite the complexity of the theme we believe it is crucial for the visitor to be confronted with a powerful installation that conveys a message of unity. The pavilion gravitates around the central piece that will contain the results of the design process to conceive the future ‘First City’. It is a table that serves as base for the model of the city The table will measure 12 x 5 m, and will be composed of 3 4 x 5m modules. It will host a model of a city in a 1:200 scale that will also serve as the backdrop for a tribune where visitors will be welcomed to sit and watch the documentary of the design process. Scenarios Various scenarios of use are possible by rearranging the modular pieces. For exhibition days, the format will include the model as the barycenter of the room, showing the positive realistic future, framed by research material, enclosed by tribunes. Two movies of not more then 6 minutes each, one showing a survey of the existing camps, the other documenting the design process, will be screened at the two far ends of the room. The tribunes will be arranged towards each other in case of seminars and round table discussions, or behind the projection walls in case of multiple events. Process The back of the screens at the extreme ends of the pavilion will serve two ends. One will be a reading room with maps and photos of the refugee camps this part will also host the Booklet of the pavilion research and the results. The other end will host a working place where visitors can use a blackboard to discuss alternative methods to improve the solution presented. A postbox with suggestions will also be included in this area.

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