Architecture Foundation

Taking clues from Adolf Loos’ Raumplan and the interior/exterior spaces carved into Chillida’s stone sculptures, the building would eschew the convention of horizontal floor plates in favour of a three-dimensional exploration of the light and volume of the site. Through opening or closing wall and floor planes, the spaces would be continually reconfigured to create different routes through the building, changing atmospheres and spatial experiences.

Connections to the external gardens would also be able to be altered and filtered – therefore enabling contributors to interpret both the presence of the city in the building and present the building to the city.