Published: Friday, April 03, 2009
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By: MAP studio
Ground floor plan.
Plan level +22.22 m.
Words from the architect
The client's requirement was two-fold:
The project enhances the verticality of the interior spaces while maintaining the unitary spaces generated by the mighty brick structure.
The intervention aims to combine building conservation and the newer functions (exhibition, information, cultural center).
The new structures for public spaces and services, and the volumes needed to host the main plant equipment, are autonomous objects, made different by materials and technologies compared to the Tower building walls. This result is obtained by inserting vertical partitions coated with a sheet of 10/10 cor-ten steel.
Exterior view of tower.
Functions-placement enhances original building spatiality and vertical development of the tower.
There are also new structures independent of the existing walls to enhance the visual perception of building unitary spaces.
View of reading hall.
View of reading hall from exhibition hall.
View of exhibition hall.
View of exhibition hall from steel staircase.
View of ramps.
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