The Flowing
by Oliwia Jagła

This project was awarded an Honorable Mention by the jury of the 002 competition. Registration ID #1657

Detailed information/workflow about the image

What was the concept?
The main idea was to create a building which will relate to the surroundings with its entire structure and at the same time it will become a distinguishing feature of the city.

How was the design process?
The first step was to find the right design directions that would connect the surroundings
with a newly designed building. The designated directions automatically determined the grid of new building. The following stage was to adjust the height of individual parts of the building so that it subtly fits into the urban fabric. The next step is a key step for this concept. Rotating building in line with the river's topography provides better vantage points throughout the building structure. Another phase was to cut the roofs and undercut the structure at an angle so that the building looked like a flowing river corridor. At the end, the important point was the delineation of green spaces that directly connect the building with a nearby park, at the same time marking a new green corridor for the city.
The building was given the features of a cultural center with a service area on the ground floor. In individual zones there is a residential function - apartments and lofts, the Interactive Water Museum and a cultural center.
All these steps lead us to the creation of "The Flowing" - building which connects directly with the environment and creates new functional spaces for residents.

How were the diagrams created?
Firstly, the concept was developed on a piece of paper. Then buildings and surroundings were modeled in SketchUp and the whole diagrams were drawn in CorelDRAW and Adobe Photoshop.