In using a flexible physical space, people are able to take control of their environment, creating a new level of interaction and usage. With this, people are able to â€˜competeâ€™ for space where people work to claim ownership of an area. This creates an informal and constantly shifting hierarchy where everyone has relative power of a space, but no one gains absolute power to the space.
The space is both flexible in form and in use. In rigid spaces, where people are not able to change the space, they are able to be open with their use of the space. This is exemplified in the concert are on the second floor where the architecture is left open and undefined so that people are able to use space appropriately to what is needed. Unlike box typology, the spiral space accommodates all sizes of performance and audience, from solo performers, chamber ensembles and large orchestras. All create equal opportunities by the users.
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A series of studies in movement and place.