Light is of utmost import for our scheme-three types of atmospheric light are present in the project-1: light filtered through the perforated façade 2: light pouring into the interior through strategic atriums and 3: artificial lighting which lights the façade at night, and which traces through the lobby and landscape blurring the boundary of the building and landscape.
Structure and tectonics also further the ambitions of the project. To achieve the dramatic lift in the building, a topological poured concrete shell anchors the underside of the project into the site. 3 large, structural touch downs pierce the lobby, providing access to the galleries above. Upon this elegant setting, the simple form of a skewed box rests. The four walls of the box are comprised of a steel truss that connects directly to the concrete chassis. Cores and circulation fit beautifully into this arrangement allowing for a column free lobby and an intriguing, variegated section.