2016, Academic, with Jan Niklas Schöpf, presented at Venice Biennale 2016
This project features a re-design of “Die Angewandte”. Speculating into a not so distant future of education, we think that the way students engage with information will shift from framed, planar interfaces to a three-dimensional level. An immersion where digital content forms its own spatial entity demands physical consequences in its architectural framework.
This proposal is utilising a diversified void typology to cater these new demands. The empty matter of the void yields space to the body of a new medium. While demolishing traditional barriers it enables visible connections and communication between open workspaces.
As different programmatic applications require varied types of augmentation the corrugation of the void-edge adapts to the program. Where the void is more enclosed, it enables collaboration between students while shared information is placed in the center. Other edge conditions offer spaces suited for small lectures, courses, presentations, as well as zones for individual working and auditoriums. The slope is varying accordingly. In the large spaces the information serves as a spectacle that is connected vertically throughout the entire building.