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SYMBOLISM

 

Using the tower as a symbol for growth, development and progress - an idea connected with the function and purpose of the mediatheque.

 

VERTICALITY

 

Building up reduces the removal of existing structures and creates a visual connection to the for attraction.

The facade was designed to reflect an "evolution" over time. The higher the elevation, the more the facade breaks away. This is to represent a transformation from the tradition tower to a more contemporary one, showing a change it material from wood cladding to glass and steal. The voids are in the shape of bricks like the materiality of older towers. The wood is representative of growth as well.

SHAPE

MATERIAL

GROUND LEVEL

3RD LEVEL (CONFERENCE)

4TH LEVEL (MEDIATHEQUE)

5TH LEVEL (LIBRARY)

6TH LEVEL (LIBRARY)

7TH LEVEL (LIBRARY)

TOP LEVEL (OBSERVATORY)

SECOND LEVEL

1. LOBBY

2. CAFE

3. BOOKSTORE

4. FITNESS

5. STORAGE

6. ADMINISTRATION

7. CONFERENCE 1

8. CONFERENCE 2

9. LOUNGE/ MULTIPURPOSE

10. COURTYARD

PUBLIC/ OPEN ACCESS

TOWER/ CONTROLLED ACCESS

PRIVATE/ CONTROLLED ACCESS

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