STRASBOURG INITIATIVE: EUROPEAN STRATEGIC PLANNING AGENCY - EUROPEAN DISTRICT OF STRASBOURG, FRANCE
In this project, there are several factors which help determine programmatic distribution and formation. The Strasbourg's site section that shows the view from the channel, where the continuity of green is observable between artificial structures with varied heights. This continuity of the green is an important factor for my design approach. Considering Strasbourg's overall silhouette it is an important factor to limit the height of the structure. Combining these two factors, I have decided to gradually decrease building heights towards the ends of the site and finally surround it by green. Also, I have diagrammatized two axial maps, the first one showing the limits of the footprint of the new structure and the second one showing the extension axes towards the waterfront and openness to the public. The idea of extension towards water, creates an alternating outlook, on the programmatic parts of the new structure in relation to water and footprint. By this alternation I can determine relations and intersections between the parts of the program. The idea of vertical limitation of the silhouette that I've mentioned is combined with these axial maps to create the three dimensional configuration of the proposed structure. Moreover, Existing trees and prior footprint of the existing structures on the site provides for more input, to regulate the footprint of the proposed structure. In the Alternator project, the channel and the waterfront is another, or perhaps the most important factor.