Structures arranged around one central performance space that encourages visitors to not only read and indulge in a poetic experience but become part of the audience from the reading spaces and have an individual or collective connection with the city (DC). Achieved through perforations and direct connections on top floors. Its circulation and arrangements invite the visitor to have a full experience with different poetry  and literature rooms. The skin of the bridge were produced parametrically using computational software in order to produce different lighting effect that alters feeling of space and conveys the idea of the poetry being held in each tower.

Geometry

Excavation

Program

Series of sketch models created as a study for various spatial applications and surface articulations for the poetry library. Creating enclosure, altered by gaps which offered views to exterior was a key factor in order to develop the desired mood in each tower.

Enclosure

Division

Light

A snake like aluminum structure meanders throughout the poetry towers of the building. Glassboxes are placed on the higher part of the towers. Readers circulate to the top onto the level of “enlightenment”. 

 

A public performing space was created to attract poets and other users of the building to recite their works to the visiting public. The snake like structure serves as a canopy to the space, protecting visitors from unpleasant enviromental inclements . 

The idea behind this building are individual towers, each affected by light that penetrates the parametric honeycomb that acts as an exterior skin, and implies a different spatial application. The hexagons are extruded or intruded to apply different uses. They are also covered or exposed through glass materials to produce different lighting effects that convey moods from different poetry genres. 

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The idea behind this building is individual towers, each affected by light that penetrates the parametric honeycomb that acts as an exterior skin, and implies a different spatial application. The hexagons are extruded or intruded to apply different uses. They are also covered or exposed through glass materials to produce different lighting effects that convey moods from different poetry genres.