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Work title: YOKOHAMA COMPETITION

Juror's comment
Potentially interesting formal strategy applied with not suffiient rigor.
Description:
STRATEGY 1/The aim is to generate an efficient labyrinth of complex interrelations, organic tensions of intersecting nature. 2/Instead of making a custom-made masterpiece(one of a kind) we are proposing a reversible programmatic carpet: an efficient, reversible structure which will meet all possible spatial, social, economical demands of today’s tasks and tasks which can occur during the time of the building’s use: in the future the whole building or its parts can be reprogrammed according to the functions needed at the time: reversibility/flexibility/multitasking. For instance, today’s terminal could become tomorrow’s parking, shopping mall, office building, residential building, convention hall,city hall… It has to have the ability to CROSSDRESS! 3/Instead of reinventing new landscapes: we aim to interpret the existing ones. 4/Instead of seeking conceptual emancipation: the aim is to communicate with history. 5/The aim is to achieve complexity through repetition, repeating a series of ever the same, simple element: 5-percent sloped surface. Using always the same reversible, modular, hence cheap, element in different tasks might result in a complexity of a labyrinth. What started as a cheap, serial and simple can end up as acomplex artificial landscape. When serial is used in a smart way, it can become one of a kind! 6) Horizontal meets vernacular: horizontal modernity has to meet vernacular density, creating a hybrid morphology which can meet both linear nature of traffic infrastructure, such as a terminal with vertical, dense and fragmented nature of public programs, which aim to interpret traditional city typologies, such as a street, square, park… So instead of proposing only a city park on a building’s rooftop, we are proposing a dense „city block“ of city parks, streets, squares and programs, creating an inner city life at the rooftop. This rooftop city collides with the terminal, making a dense „city block“ typology. We aim to create a complex interaction of two cities: passenger''s city vs visitor’s city. 7/Intersect / disjunct / juxtapose: we aim to create city-like tensions between programs: we aim to create a city within a city. 8/We propose densification of a building in order to adjust a scale of a pier to the scale of the traditional city: fragmentation of terminal building is to relate to the traditional scale of the city of Yokohama. 9/Technology of the building is to serve, not dominate. A simple and efficient structural scheme. Low cost and flexible system is more rational and appropriate for the task. 10/We propose a maximum usage of environmental potential to achieve self-sustainable building: NEAR-ZERO BUILDING.
Work details
Application Number 0000202024
Author Kalajžić, Jakša , Croatia
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