TU Delft - Semester studio
Tutors: Tom Avermaete, Sien Van Dam
Design Team: Bo van Niekerk, Andrius Raguotis, Dimitrios Sotiropoulos
A sculptural route is integrated to the urban landscape heading towards the port and the new developments. The different sizes of the public platforms created allow the daily Moroccan life to flourish. Big platforms invite children to play football and run around freely while smaller ones allow the local vendors to set their software and sell their products.
The central square becomes the focus point of the web since it provides access to the mediatheque as well as it becomes the central stage of the landscaped route. The design introduces the concept of the urban landscape that breaks the volume in half and forms a public plaza in between the buildings.
The ring becomes the architectural element that allowed to explore the concepts of penetrations and transformation. The typology of the ring is promoting interaction between the users as well as the interlocking of spaces. This interlocking is of great importance since it exposes the users to different parts of the mediatheque.
Our design provides the guidelines for transformation as well as for expansion. The rings form a series of indoor and exterior spaces that can be also used as one unified space. The void spaces in between the rings are also flexible since they allow the users to adopt these areas according to their future needs.
We connect the rings together by designing an elevated public route. This ensures the coexistence the public with activities of the mediatheque. The conditions of the public route can alter from place to place to provide an interesting and in the same time mysterious path.
Characteristics from the streets of medina as well as the gallery spaces of the modern city are translated in the design. The public route can lead to a panoramic view of the ocean as well as invite the user to meander around the enclosed exhibition spaces. Through his journey the user will feel the intimacy of the enclosed courtyards or enjoy the refreshing environment of roof gardens.