A site-sensitive, porous Library building
by Simone Lapenta

This project was submited to the 002 competition with Registration ID #2173

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Diagramming for me translates with synthesis. Condensing information to the most effective, informative steps that define a project. In this case, the building is shaped to respond to the natural and built conditions of the surrounding environment. The strong presence of the river and the linear park is embraced by shaping a two-story building that reacts with it establishing a relationship of porosity. At the ground floor, a series of subtractions make space for the landscape to contaminate the space. At the second floor, the building closes itself against the adjacent buildings. A second subtraction create the space for a series of green terraces that are open to the landscape, embracing the view of the river and the nature. A mixed-technique of Rhino, Enscape, Illustrator and Photoshop creates the layers of complexity that describe the process where the RED tone is always the "element of change"; the thread that connects the evolution of the composition.