Ideation This section presents a number of primary studies made at the beginning of the process in order to inform the design.
Experiences Within the Building
As formulated in Design Parameters, at an experiential level the Art Hub shall house three different functions: the informative [National Gallery] the lucrative [the Workshops], and the educative [Classrooms]. While Classroom and Workshops spaces follow a similar organizational typology, exhibition spaces need to be assessed separately. The experience of an exhibition space is not only given by the division of a space [as seen in Fig.98], but also by the circulation within [Fig. 97]. Analyzing the typology of these flows, a conclusion has been formulated. In this sense, the layout of the exhibition will introduce a single flow trajectory, the user of the space being able to walk in one way, and out another. When analyzing the typology of work stations and teaching spaces, a notable direction is the attention given to providing different instances for each of these activities. Therefore, favorable teaching and working spaces give the user the opportunity to choose between spaces characterized by different densities and different levels of privacy.
The observations made within this topic will be dwelled upon when defining the design of the proposal. As an integrated design approach is sustained throughout the entire process, the defined principles have been subjected to an iterative process that rendered the maximal potential of their integration into the design.
Architecture and Design Master's Thesis Proposal