TU Delft - Master Thesis
Design Tutors: Tom Avermaete, Jorge Mejia Hernandez
‘‘To think is not to get out of the cave; it is not to replace the uncertainty of shadows by the clear-cut outlines of things themselves. To think is to enter the Labyrinth. It is to lose oneself amidst galleries which exist only because we never tire of digging them; to turn round and round until, inexplicably, this spinning opens up cracks in the surrounding walls which offer passage.’’
Cornelius Castoriadis, Crossroads in the Labyrinth (1978)
The project suggests that architecture should invent a different type of space which transforms the notions of public and private. Collective space in neither public nor private in nature. It is not intended to fulfill a certain programed activity but should allow each individual to behave according to their own beliefs and intentions. It is a place where movement and access are open providing the conditions where one can seek their own space relative to others. In fact, this space is conceived as a place for encounter where social contact and conflict inform its ongoing development. In a certain extent it is an effort to democratize social production in order to become all inclusive.