Cultural Arts Center In an attempt to merge the two communities, I becameinspired by the idea of a â€œhelping hand.â€? The design resembles a hand reaching out from each end joining forces at the site. The bond serves likea hook to anchor them together & creates a balance like that of the ancient chinese daoist ying yang symbol. The design also captures the concept of a binuclear system, two spheres interacting within one space.
This design transcends the message of community involvement and unity, a critical aspect of the program for the cultural arts center. The design consists of a radial approach with a curved facade and a rectilinear backside. the idea of engaging the corner instead of leaving it as a static cross activates the site. inspiration was derived from frank gehryâ€™s dance house in praguE. to further develop the initial idea, geometry was incorporated by means of the golden ratio. the proportions were applied to produce various design proposals.