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How does one building embody a city with such a diverse building culture?


The Site Is Perfectly Located Between The Exsisting Downtown Area And The New South Slope Area.

EXISISTING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPEMENT

UPCOMING SOUTH SLOPE


Caixa Forum Madrid

Location Architect Size Year Completed

Madrid, Spain Herzog & De Meuron 118,404 sq ft 2008

The CaixaForum arts centre, which opened earlier this year in Madrid, Spain, incorporates walls from a power station that previously occupied the site. It includes galleries, administrative offices and a restaurant in the upper levels, as well as an auditorium below ground level. The only orginal material used was a brick wall on the exterior of the building. CaixaForum seems to float above the ground by resting on a mixture of metal and concrete bases.


The Project Consists Of 4 Dogmas

FILLING IN THE GAPS

FOOD+CULTURE +LIVING

EXTENDING PUBLIC SPACE

BRINGING COMMUNITY TOGETHER


The Asheville Culture House Is Meeting Place Between The Upcoming South Slope And The Existing Downtown Developement.


The lot is currently used as an excess parking lot.


First, clear the lot to provide space for the Asheville Culture House. Then, place maximum mass on site.


Place the mass within the scale of the surrounding city.


Use building types and masses to create forms in the facade and interior spaces of the Culture House.


Cut off the ground floor of the building to create an inviting space beneath the building.


By cutting off the ground floor of the building, an inviting space beneath the Culture is created for the public.


Floating Structure Plan (Elevation View)


Building Program Breakdown

PUBLIC

HOUSING PUBLIC


Building Footprint On Site


Floating Structure Plan (Plan View)


Ground Floor Spacial Plan Public Space

Circulation Paths

Coffee Shop Restaurant

Circulation Paths

Public Space Circulation Paths

Public Space

Public Space


Architects can’t force people to

CONNECT it can only plan the crossing points, remove

BARRIERS

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make the meeting places useful and

ATTRACTIVE - Denise Scott

Asheville Culture House  

Architectural third year final project.

Asheville Culture House  

Architectural third year final project.

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