The municipal plan names Tuapannguit street as being the main approach to the site. Amidst a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and clear waters, the proposal can be seen as an almost brutalistic intervention into the surroundings. However, the perception is softened by the decision of immersing the building into the ground and turfing the roof with grass, moss and wild flowers. Therefore, the proposal in harmoniously integrated into the natural scene. Upon arrival, the sloping rooftop engages the visitor into the narrative of the site. The path carries the viewer up toward the climax point of the story, placed at the peak-point of the rooftop terrace. From here, one can experience the site from a new perspective, being able to look back, while at the same time experience the beauty of the surrounding fjord from a floating point. From the perspective of the street, the entrance to the Art Hub is clear. The geometry of the entrance has been angled to sustain a feeling of invitation into the interior quarters of the venue.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Architecture and Design Master's Thesis Proposal