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ON E S T OP W E D D IN G C E N T R E Weddings and more...

Pei Wen LEE DIA 2017/18 First Supervisor, Joris FACH Second Supervisor, Roger BUNDSCHUH


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Parking Joris FACH

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Abstract Pei Wen LEE

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Program Proposal

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Qualitative Site Study

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Garage Research

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Conceptual Exploration

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One Stop Wedding Centre

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Bibliography


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PARKING by Joris FACH

The arguably most generic building typology of the 20th century, the parking garage, is underused. At least in European city centers these bare, three-dimensional frameworks increasingly stay empty, while – paradoxically – curbsides are jam-packed with cars. Attracted by their prime locations we will adopt these concrete skeletons as site and framework for our architectural projects. We will explore their rigorous infrastructure, distill their qualities and shortcomings, negotiate standardized column grids and low ceilings, but also take advantage of multiple, readily available levels, above and below ground. Functionally speaking we will deliberately misinterpret the word parking and imbue our projects with the characteristics of public parks. Partly programmed and manicured, partly hard-wearing and uncontrolled we will develop spaces for communities that not only share interests, but are also willing to share facilities and services. Car parks will transform into office parks, botanical parks, , retail parks, leisure and amusement parks, reshaping their generic frameworks into specific nodes of the urban tapestry.

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A B ST R A C T by Pei Wen LEE

In light of the recent visionary plans of changing the urban transportation system in Germany and around Europe, the studio collective will be looking into the big topic of parking garages. The point of interest would be the capital of Germany, Berlin, where parking garages are increasingly vacant.

1 John Urry, The ‘System’ of Automobility (England: Department of Sociology, Lancaster University), 14.

Garages are the most honest structure situated in a network of strategic locations serving an agenda of its time. Disputably the most regular structure, surprisingly it comes with a high specificity. Therefore, it is both appealing and logical to adapt and repurpose garages independently to a new specific program which could reintegrate with its urban context. From abstract data to concrete standards, this research aims to decipher a garage as node. Subsequently, design an intervention derived from absolute rules which are logical, systematic and consistent as a prototype to prospectively be applied to the network of garages. This pre-conditions the intervention for its own self-expansion infinitively in hopes to create a phenomena which is “contagious, that little causes can have big effects, and that changes can happen not in a gradual linear way but dramatically at a moment when the system switches.”1

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P R O G RA M PROPOSA L

Inspired by local cultures of the site, the program of marriage strikes out for many comprehensible reasons. Firstly, the block calls for a lively activity which creates a destination; a centre of a different kind of social space. There is also a certain kind of seductiveness to this semi-fantasy of a program. Based on the intricate research, the idea is to propose a program to bring life back to the site and marriage is a very concrete way of saying “YES” to life. The journey of a chronological ascend into the next chapter of life with this celebration of the holy matrimony. It then evolved into an idea of a conveyer belt One Stop Wedding Centre. Imagine deciding to get married one day and you get on this hop-on-hop-off that takes you from ground zero to final destination with all things marital you will need.

Listed are the catalogue of proposed mini programs. They are inspired by basic and traditional wedding needs.

Different packages which are categorised by speed and amount of services offered. It ranges from express, regular to ultimate, catering to a variety of altered needs. It can be as spontaneous as a drive-through wedding or as extravagant as a “Hollywood” wedding. It provides the bare necessity of a wedding which is the proposal, marriage registration and a low-key banquet dinner. Then there are add-ons until you reach the ultimate package with the full range of services.

These programs could work together and organise the best wedding ever or as simple as serving the everyday life of the community.

Although this program is only one of the actualities. This could be seen as a temporary identity as space, people and society changes; accustoming to different agendas. The current probabilities call for this injection of life.

Facing page: fig. 1 Initial Program Proposal.

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Program Proposal

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fig. 2 Population Density of Berlin. fig. 3 Population Density of FriedrichshainKreuzberg.

2 “Province of Berlin� Urbi Stat. Accessed on January 14, 2018. https://ugeo. urbistat.com/AdminStat/ en/de/classifiche/ percentuale-stranieri/ comuni/berlin/11/3

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Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the densest district of Berlin.2

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fig. 4 Gender Ratio of FriedrichshainKreuzberg.

48,6% Male

fig. 5 Marital Status Ratio of FriedrichshainKreuzberg.

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3 “Ritterstrasse 124, Berlin� ImmobilienDaten. Accesed on January 18, 2018. http:// berlin.immobiliendaten.de/ Kreuzberg/Ritterstr/124

Single 47,5%

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Married 36%

Divorced 10,1%

Widowed 6%

Others 0,04%

The district has a balanced gender ratio.3 While the percentage of married and single people is high. This means that marriage is common and yet there are still enough people to match make.4

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fig. 6 Foreigner Demographic of Berlin. fig. 7 Comparison of Foreigner and German Population of FriedrichshainKreuzberg.

5 “Province of Berlin” Urbi Stat. Accessed on January 14, 2018.

Total of

573.300 foreigners

6 “Der Boom hält an: Berlin zählt mehr Einwohner” Berliner Morgenpost. Accessed January 10, 2018. https://www. morgenpost.de/berlin/ article211682483/Boomhaelt-an-Berlin-zaehltmehr-Einwohner.html.

Total of

60.366 foreigners

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg has the second highest percentage after Mitte at 22,4% of foreigners.5 The foreigners demographic is almost a quarter of the total population of the district.6

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fig. 8 Foreign Demographic of FriedrichshainKreuzberg.

Turkey 45,8%

fig. 9 Population of Turkish in FriedrichshainKreuzberg.

Vietnam 5,8%

Poland 15,3%

Russian Federation

Italy 5,9%

France 4,6%

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7 “Ritterstrasse 124, Berlin” ImmobilienDaten. Accesed on January 18, 2018. http:// berlin.immobiliendaten.de/ Kreuzberg/Ritterstr/124 8 “Statistischer Bericht: Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2016” Amt für Statistik BerlinBrandenburg. Accessed January 14, 2018. https://www.statistikberlin-brandenburg. de/publikationen/stat_ berichte/2017/SB_A01-0500_2016h02_BE.pdf

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The Turkish population makes up almost half of the foreign demographics in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.7 Currently, Berlin is home to 176.730 Turkish inhabitants and 11,5% of them are in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.8

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fig. 10 Average Marriage Age in Germany.

33,1 years old

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fig. 11 Average Wedding Cost Globally and in Germany.

9 “At What Age Do People Get Married Around the World?” Priceonomics. Accessed on May 9, 2018. https://priceonomics.com/ at-what-age-do-peopleget-married-around-theworld/

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Germany

10 “From 21 to 33 years: How average marriage age varies across countries” Times of India. Acessed on May 9, 2018. https://timesofindia.com/ life-style/relationships/ from-21-to-33-years-howaverage-marriage-agevaries-across-countries/Ageat-which-people-get-married-/ photostory/61559480.cms 11 “Foreverly - Berlin Startup for Wedding Planning” The Hundert. Accessed on January 10, 2018. https:// the-hundert.com/startups/ foreverly-berlin-startup-forwedding-planing/

€25.000 Globally

Amongst the world’s most populous countries, Germany ranks number one for the oldest age to get married9 which is at 33,1 years old.10 While it is no surprise that weddings are a multi-million dollar industry, averagely a wedding in Germany costs about 15.000 Euro.11

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12 “Statistischer Bericht: Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2016â€? Amt fĂźr Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Accessed January 14, 2018. https://www.statistikberlin-brandenburg. de/publikationen/stat_ berichte/2017/SB_A01-0500_2016h02_BE.pdf

Furthermore, the marriage rate in Germany has been in a steadily rise in the current years hitting 370.000 in 2016 as compared to the global marriage rate at 12.000.000 marriages a year.12

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fig. 14 EyĂźp Cultural Center and MarrÄąage Hall, Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph by Cemal Emden. It offers event spaces and a viewing deck over the shores of the Golden Horn.

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fig. 15 Mßzikhol Villa, Berlin. Photograph by Villa & Ezgi Festsäle. Its highlights are Turkish hospitality and a big parking bay.

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fig. 16 Shunkoin Temple, Kyoto, Japan. Photograph by Shunkoin. It is a temple resort offering courses, stay and weddings.

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fig. 17 Nanshan Wedding Center, Guangdong, China. Photograph by MengYan, Wu Qiwei. A wedding centre which aspires to also provide new public spaces for other users.

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Q U A L I T A TIVE SIT E ST UDY

Mitte

Friedrichshain -Kreuzberg

fig. 18 Berlin Key Plan. The site is located in the heart of FriedrichshainKreuzberg, Berlin, it is relatively close to Mitte hence a heavily populated area.

This chapter introduces the chosen site which is located in the capital of Germany, Berlin. Germany is one of the pioneers of the automotive industry in the world. Hence, the development of Autobahn (major highway) schemes and the Volkswagen (people’s car) project. As compared to the present day, Berlin’s ideal routes are no longer shaped by motorways, alternatively, they are shaped by railways and bus lines; the new means of transportation for the common people. This causes parking garages to be more and more vacant hence the need to consider how the future’s transportation system may further affect these structures and how it may be transcended. All the garages in Berlin are initially documented in search for a specific garage. Out of 217 garages in Berlin, a garage on Ritterstrasse 124, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is selected. The district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is relatively close to Mitte as it is 2.5km radius away from Alexanderplatz. The garage was selected based on its energetic and culturally vibrant neighbourhood as well as its simple grid structure. It is nestled in between a social housing complex which was initially designed by Werner Duettman for the booming car-world during its conception in 1973, it has now resulted into a typical storage unit. Therefore, this garage will make a good prototype to explore the intervention. The goal of this qualitative site study is to analyse the characteristics of the site in the forms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as a basis of understanding to instil a suitable program and design to yield an impactful intervention.

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The garage was chosen from a total of 217 garages in Berlin and it is one out of seven in its district.

fig. 19 Location Plan.

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The garage is charmingly sandwiched in the middle of a 500m trajectory of Kottbusser Tor, Moritzplatz and Prinzenstrasse which is well connected and has a lively characteristic.


fig. 21 Location Figure Ground Diagram.

The north-eastern area of the site consists of mostly closed and compact streetscapes as compared to the south-western area which has a rather sparse urban block.

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fig. 25 Courtyard Context. The vast underused courtyard is seen as a potential to be integrated with the intervention.

Following pages: Bordering streets of the block; clockwise starting from: p.302 fig.26 Ritterstrasse street view. p.34 fig. 27 Segitzdamm park view. p.35 fig. 28 Wassertorstrasse park view. p.36 fig. 29 Bergfriedstrasse street view.

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fig. 30 Social Context. Although it is a heavily populated plot and there are a lot of people around the site, but there seem to be minimal social interaction within the area. Most of the people were only going in and out of the plot.

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GARAGE R ESEA R CH

Zooming in, this chapter will look closely into the garage to develop further insight useful for its re-adaptation. The garage is broken down and analysed as modular systems and grid. Though the parking grid is one of the many severity of modular systems, it does not mean that it is not able to adapt and transform. The modular system apparent in this garage is fairly simple.

fig. 31 Axonometric of Existing Garage in Immediate Context.

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fig. 32 Isolated Garage Axonometric. fig. 33 Stripped Floor Plate Axonometric.

The particular interest in the grid is due to its importance in history and will be useful for the re-adaptation, modification and extension of the garage. It is said that the grid is the “emblematic of the modernist ambition.�13 It has sustained itself through different periods of time since its birth and will certainly continue to survive and evolve. From pre-set grids to more complex grids, it has a high margin of striking efficiency and surviving endless repetitions without condemning its initial idea.

fig. 34 Images of Existing Garage.

13 Rosalind Krauss, October, Vol. 9 (New York: The MIT Press, 1979), 50.

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fig. 35 Original Garage Floor Plans. fig. 36 Original Garage Sections.

14 “Senate Building Director Werner Duettman� Archinform. Accessed on January 16, 2018. https:// deu.archinform.net/ arch/1955.htm

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Initially designed by Werner Duettman (Prominent figure in post-war modernism in Berlin-Kreuzberg and Senate Building Director of West Berlin Urban Planning in 1960.14) in 1973, it has now resulted into more of storage unit. The compact garage houses 212 units of parking lots in 4-storeys including a sub-basement. It is a rectangular volume with a dimension of 60 by 30 m and a total of approximately 8000m 2.


Stair Cores.

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It is a split level parking structure with approximately 1000m 2 of each split-floor. There are 2 stair cores serving each side of the split-level. The garage is made up of 2 types of parking unit modules; one with 2 units and one with 3. The exterior is puzzled together with concrete wall and louver modules.

fig. 37 Existing Garage Floor Plans. fig. 38 Modules of Existing Garage.

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fig. 39 Existing Garage Elements. The garage is broken down into elements which are made of modules. Due to many variation possibilities of these elements, parking garages have a high specificity.

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fig. 40 Existing Garage Section.

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C O N C E P T EXPLO R AT IO N

The concept is a program and grid inspired. It morphs the simple rigid grid to a more complex grid with a series of arcs. Starting with a distinctive square grid, it begins by superimposing a new layer of circle grid by geometric, systematic and logical means. Next, a set of specific distortions were mapped onto one another and arbitrarily cropped to articulate the localised grid; intersection, mirror and morphing. It was then experimented in three-dimension through paper models. The idea is to morph the new imposed layer by also remaining the original one. Therefore, an experiment of the morphing process was firstly carried out with two layers, one slightly augmented than the other. The second process was to free the newly morphed layer more by introducing careful incisions and the final form was a balanced amount of incisions to create a free flowing form.

Following pages: Conceptual studies. p. 51 fig. 42 Imposing Grid. p. 52 fig. 43 Intersection. p. 53 fig. 44 Mirror. p. 54 fig. 45 Morphing.

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Successively, the concept is translated into spatial design strategies by choreographing a part-to-whole relationship of size, variation and density of imposing elements. These elements with the addition of the consideration of light, views and events create a three-dimensional spatial design which enhances the experience of the agenda. By creating a module or system which makes the generating rule of infinite patterns, it can be expressed in units and aggregates of different scales. On one hand, it could be merely an aesthetic approach but the consistency of the formulations allows it to be tracked back to the original state of things and from a quick glance they have an organic relationship with one another.


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An abstract experimentation of the grid as a basis of understanding was carried out in the very beginning of the process. The task was to make an intervention in 10 steps starting with a pre-set uniform grid of squares. In this study, I tried to make absolute rules which are logical, systematic and consistent. The mathematical modes of conceptualisation pre-conditions for its own self-expansion infinitively.

fig. 46 Initial Abstract Grid Exercise.

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Facing page: Conceptual model. fig. 47 Morphing.

fig. 48 & 49 Morphing with Minimal Intersections.

Following pages: Conceptual model. fig. 50 & 51 Morphing with Extreme Intersections.

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Program Brief: Marriage Registration Centre Legal Services Florist Jewellery Store Bakery Boutique Beauty Salon Catering Services CafĂŠ & Restaurant (serving up to 50 pax) Foyer / Reception Area Banquet Hall (serving up to 250 pax) Bridal Suites (2 suites with ensuite) Dance Studio Photo Studio Design Studio Car Rental Services Visitors Parking (15 lots)

To sum up, my program brief is rather simple. This One Stop Wedding Centre will serve as a commercial hub for weddings and more. It will be cultural, vibrant and profitable.

Facing page: fig. 52 Program Bubble Diagram.

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By making it a Turkish inclusive wedding centre, it embraces the diversity of the site and give them something to identify with. Despite its strategic location, the monotonous site calls for a lively program. Yes, it’s a money-making machine. It serves the community, creates job opportunities and fulfil dreams.


dining hall

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catering bakery bridal suites

videographer

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photo studio

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salon boutique

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marriage registration centre

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catering / kitchen banquet hall 50 pax

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banquet hall 350 pax

A preliminary course of sorting the programs into the existing garage according to its specific needs following the journey of the wedding process in this centre and the considerations of public to private activities. Then, comes the exploration of circulation trajectories to connect these spaces matching the different speed packages. They are translated into the means of stairs, ramps, walkators, escalators and lifts.

fig. 53 Floor Plan Bubble Diagram.

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The main focus of the massing strategy is the roof and courtyard extension. The flat roof has ample space for exactly a wedding banquet activity although some adjustments need to be made to provide more comfort and grandeur. It also has to strike out as an animated hub with some privacy. fig. 54 Axonometric of Garage Massing in Block Context.

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As for the courtyard, a rollercoaster-like ramp snakes through the courtyard and into the building foyer as a grand VIP arrival of the bride and groom and of course, for extra drama.


fig. 55 Extension Adding one more floor on top to accommodate all programs with suitable volumes.

fig. 56 Courtyard Ramp. Introducing VIP ramp going through the building and courtyard.

fig. 57 Roof Study. Creating a soft looking facade accustoming to the varying heights.

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These series of collages show the process of translating the previous concept studies into spatial designs of the crucial moments of the centre. It tries to depict the mood of the occasions and make the journey more eventful.

fig. 58 Entrance space.

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This acts as the end of the intangible exploration and the beginning of the tangible design phase as these aspects of the collages will be taken forward into materialising the One Stop Wedding Centre.


fig. 59 Commercial spaces.

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fig. 60 VIP Arrival.

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fig. 61 Roof Structures.

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O N E S T O P WEDDING CENT R E

This One Stop Wedding Centre provides three different packages with a bonus of a drive-through wedding. The drive-through wedding allows the couple to purchase rings, flowers and even legalising the marriage, all from the seats of their car. It can be for a spontaneous event, a practical couple or even catering to car fanatics. The simplest package after that is the express. As the name suggests, it only offers the bare necessity of a wedding which is the proposal, marriage registration and a low-key banquet dinner. Then there is the regular package which includes an in-house baked wedding cake, design and invitation services as well as a bespoke boutique and salon. Finally, the ultimate package with the full range of services with the additional wedding photography, dance classes, bridal suite and a car rental service.

Facing page: fig. 62 Collage of Street Facade. fig. 63 Collage of Entrance Foyer. Following pages: p.66 - 67 fig. 64 Site Plan.

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This centre provides an interesting approach by including Turkish wedding cultures which could be discarded or adopted by anyone for extra fun. The program has a high specificity yet allows some flexibility. Most importantly, it has enough ranges to accommodate to different needs of diverse couples. It is an orchestrated journey of mutual strangers being sling shot all around the building through precise insertions of circulation trajectories to direct the users matching the different speed packages which are translated into the means of stairs, ramps, walkators and escalators. The trajectory of different modes of transportation within the building creates an intersection of moving bodies. The design approach is often exaggerated as a strategy to enhance the dramatic mood and grandeur in this compact garage.


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The commercial spaces such as bakery, florist, jewellery store and boutique are engaged with the street by opening up the ground floor. This allows for these shops to be more permeable and to serve the community even on a daily basis. As for an agenda-oriented intervention, a grand curved staircase is introduced to channel the couple and their guests from the street level to a foyer on the next level. Facing page: fig. 65 Ground Floor Plan.

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The large underused courtyard is repurposed to accommodate a snake-like ramp for cars and consequently, the existing courtyard activities are modestly adapted.


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The basic structure of the garage is kept relatively similar while making careful incisions for different modes of transportation within the building. It ranges from the VIP ramp, stairs, escalators and walkalators. Facing page:

The VIP ramp goes through the courtyard and back into the building arriving at the double volume foyer space. The foyer will be the common arrival point before being directed to three different routes.

fig. 66 First Floor Plan. fig. 67 Second Floor Plan.

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Floor slabs are often cut consensually to provide a more suitable volume based on structural considerations. Some spaces remain as a single volume while the kitchen and design studio is made into two. The most drastic volumetric expression would be by the cafĂŠ space where it has a triple volume void looking down to the path of the VIP ramp.

Facing page: fig. 68 Third Floor Plan. fig. 69 Fourth Floor Plan.

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All the different routes ultimately reaches the roof, although at different speed. The roof space is able to serve 250 guests comfortably. The roof design strategy are multiple light-weight domes of different sizes complemented with a series of canopy sporadically covering the roof. The domes will serve as podiums for a wedding cake, first dance and as well as a large indoor dance floor which can accommodate all the banquet guests.

Facing page: fig. 70 Fifth Floor Plan. fig. 71 Roof Plan.

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fig. 72 Facade Strategy

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This garage has a unique feature of a dual front with different characteristics of privacy. Environmentally, the northwest and southeast facing facades allow the intersecting, slicing and morphing surgery to introduce more light into the space. The street facing facade is very public as there is a heavy human and vehicle traffic on Ritterstrasse. Taking that into account, the spaces are organised where the more public ones are facing the street. Hence, it is still possible to make big openings to let natural light into the building.

fig. 73 Street Elevation.

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fig. 74 Facade Strategy

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The courtyard facing facade is shaded by many matured shady trees which provides even more privacy than it already is. Appropriate programs such as the bridal suites are placed in the back for that very reason. However, the dark and inhabitable garage still needs openings to make it more comfortable. To make these openings, geometrical design strategies are used to create cuts and slits on the facade.

fig. 75 Courtyard Elevation.

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fig. 76 Section Ritterstrasse Wassertorstrasse. This section shows the dual facade of street and courtyard as well as a gradient of privacy through the structural intervention by extending volumes facing the street.

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The idea of the re-adaptation of this garage is not drastic but rather in a manner of exact incisions and manipulation. In terms of material, the existing bare concrete garage remains pretty much the same. Facing page:

By making punctures and slits into the structure and faรงade calls for a structural detail.

fig. 77 Facade Detail.

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1. Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) sheet. 2. 225mm existing concrete floor. 3. 200mm overlap of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) sheet. 4. 425mm existing reinforced concrete beam. 5. 300mm existing reinforced concrete column.


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fig. 79 Facade Bracing. Aluminium frame with aluminium reinforcement bars are used to strengthen the slits cut out of the existing facade.

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1. 75mm aluminium pipe top rail. 2. 75mm aluminium pipe middle rail. 3. 75mm aluminium pipe bottom rail. 4. 75mm aluminium pipe post. 5. 150mm aluminium I-beam column. 6. Welded to base plate. 7. Holding down bolts in pockets. 8. Aluminium base plate. 9. Anchor plates. 10. 225mm reinforced concrete floor.

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fig. 81 Section Bergfriedstrasse Segitzdamm. This highlights the triple volume space where the VIP ramp intersects the building and the relationship between the courtyard facade with its intermediate spaces.

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The Wedding Team Planting the Flag

The Invitations

Friends and Family

The Announcement

Henna Night

Father Daughter Dance

Wedding GIfts Fetching the Bride

Pinning Gold Coins and Cash

Dinner Party

Passing the Brother-in-law Test

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fig. 82 Turkish Wedding Scenario Diagram.

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The following series of axonometric journey highlights the routes and services offered within the building based on the packages.

fig. 83 Axonometric Journey of Express Package.

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fig. 84 Axonometric Journey of Regular Package.

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fig. 85 Axonometric Journey of Ultimate Package.

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