CPP STUDENT CENTER
The focus of this project was to relate the tower to the urban scale of the campus and the individuals circulating through and around the spaces. The program consists of public spaces, offices, and educational spaces.
The diagrammatic plans show the relationship between the shaded programmed and unshaded public areas. Placing areas such as lobbies and lounges and communal spaces closer to the terraced areas.
The plinth plan includes a gallery seen and accessed from the courtyard to present architecture projects and showcase the architecture program to the public. Circulation is used not only as a means to get from point a to point b, but to create a program in which one can use to arrive at their destination, relax, and have views of the campus. This can be seen in the tower plans with the secondary staircase wrapping around the side of the building and in the collages.
The tower can be seen as having an upper and lower area. The lower area has public spaces such as the auditorium, architecture galleries, and café to give ease of immediate access from the campus. In the upper area, the floorplates extend to provide shade to the terraced spaces below and the façade envelope operates performatively by providing greater sunlight, airflow, or shade, dependent on the orientation. Seen in elevation, the east filtering greater amounts of direct sunlight through more condensed perforated areas whereas the north and south side have more open perforated areas.
Finally, the collages. The first view is of the courtyard into the gallery spaces as well as individuals circulating through the base of the tower above. The second view looking down is to show the connection of the façade to the floorplates, the circulation around the tower, and students just enjoying a nice day outside. The last collage showcases the secondary staircase wrapping around the side of the building, creating a program on the stairs for students to relax, have views of the campus, and reach their destination.