Hedvig Skjerdingstad, ‘Copenhagen City Museum – A Matter of Time’, 2014
- The mixed-use highrise, as a contemporary building solution, must reconcile diversity and discontinuity within an enclosed, dense spatial environment. It requires a sensitive consideration of potential usage, in particular, a negotiation between public and private activities. This 300,000 square foot proposal features multiple lobbies, a primary performance space, a blackbox theatre, galleries, retail, office & administrative units, dormitories, many of which intersect one another; the dormitory commons open to a small theatre. The extensive gallery space surrounds the primary auditorium on all sides. A restaurant overlooks an informal student performance space. These physical and visual overlaps challenge typical programmatic solutions of fixed adjacencies and stacking to provide alternatively flexible space-making and a sense of unity within an otherwise disjointed interior vertical environment.
"I studied engineering because I am interested physics astronomy - I am fascinated by the posibility of understanding reality through the physical mathematical language." Eladio Dieste
“In an industry so often enamored by media-coddled superstars with trendy clients, Eladio Dieste stands out as a refreshing and inspiring figure. Born in Uruguay, Dieste spent most of his long and productive career creating industrial and agrarian works, public infrastructure, commercial buildings, and small churches in his native country. Dieste’s unique and innovative method of design, a melding of architecture and engineering, elevated these often humble buildings to masterworks of art. Capitalizing on his revolutionary approach to building with reinforced masonry, Dieste built aesthetically stunning structures economically. If he often worked outside the architectural mainstream, he never lost sight of the modest people for whom his structures were built.” Eladio Dieste: Innovation in Structural Art by