Architectural Design Digital Media & Computing 2007
Sited in the north-est point of the abandoned FIX brewery the subject involves the development of a multimedia center.
The main concept is to superimpose several non-material aspects of the area that defines the site, (digital traces, motion flows, sound waves), seeking an elusive form. Although through this procedure matter bends itself and world axis is dislocated, the final product inevitably will be submitted to rational structure and use.
The building is divided into two elements: the lobby and the Data tower hall. The transition between those elements is not restrained; their segregation though is noticeable through the curvature of the exterior shell.
The lobby introduces an open-space trajectory with main feature the escalation of public character. Data tower hall serves as container to a private space and occupies the majority of the building’s volume.
The external façade is matched on the inside with an helix shaped corridor that stretches across the floor, forming an atrium through which natural light penetrates the building.