IR_ INTERDISCIPLINARY RECIPROCITY
NEW ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL - Aarhus, Denmark.
Flexibility, internacionality, prototyping, texting, networking… How can we create a tangible teaching space which meets these conditions? The answer is not easy, but, we start that we want to create a space and not a building. We do this idea removing the functional program and allocating a quality to the space, which will be the true functions of the program. This quality named INTERDISCIPLINARITY, creates a new model of building and teaching method, where everything is learned by all and everyone learns everything.
We want to create a RECIPROCITY between students, professors and citizens, where education will not defined only by the building users, but to anyone interested in it.
Therefore, we know that one of our main start point is to create a space whose formalism will be directly proportional to the urban situation of Aarhus. The building does not become an independent element to the city as is not about of invent a new shape. the key is the discovery of what exists to unveil a new reality.
It is a SYNTHETIC Project that share elements of their identity immediate context, which dominates the mass, color, flatness and the roof shape, but also identify him with the rest of the city.
Basically we have create a horizontal project, with just one store in order to prevent vertical communication elements like lifts and stairs and accessible to handicap people. It is a open space, where its 10000 square meters has only a few opaque walls. The vials are following railway lines of the plot, as if they were its extension to the city, which will hold the roof structure by way of relieving arches and they will stay in those areas that service the building, like storages, restrooms, facilities…With it we get a minimum gross surface, so that we minimize the relationship between gross and net surface to as little as possible, leaving the greatest constructive effort to the surround element.
Just a few metallic rails floating in the air where the different metallic grids with different porosity hang from it, are the elements who generate the interior space, which they work as heavy curtains sliding in order to create more or less privacy when the students are learning. Wherever you are always there will a visual and sensory connection with the spaces and activities that are taking place near to you.
The skin surrounding the inner space is treated as a transition of the train remains existing in the plot and the city. So the building section is changing from a number of railway tunnels to become the city roofs as they approach to it. The expressive building charge, is concentrated in a pieces matrix who is modelling the skin. That skin acquires different intensities depending on the area that encompasses within it.
These pieces are ceramic elements that are identified with the colors acquired the city itself. It is a unitary element that is repeated and varying in depth and width to suit the needs of the lighting and interior temperature, likewise this pieces on its part not ceramic, are treated differently, creating some artificial lighting , foltovoltaicas cells, vegetation ....