CONTENTS.1. PRECEDENT ANALYSIS: TRES GRANDE BIBLIOTECQUE. OMA. PARIS, 1997.2. DESIGN 3 PROJECT: PUBLIC LIBRARY. GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
PRECEDENT ANALYSIS: TRES GRANDE BIBLIOTECQUE. OMA.PARIS, FRANCE. 1989.SITE: 250m x 300m x 35m rect-angle in eastern part of Paris onthe left bank of Seine; facing (onright bank) sports arena, futurePark de Bercy (to be linked to li-brary site with pedestrian bridge)and the Ministry of Finance.PROGRAM: sound and mov-ing image library/cinema-theque, recent acquisitions-erence library, catalogue li-TOTAL AREA: 250,000 m2AXONOMETRIC VIEW MODEL BY OMACONCEPTUAL ELEVATIONSITE PLAN
SUPERIMPOSITION OF THE VOIDS“IF THE STATE WAS REINVENTING CULTURE, THE ARCHITECT HAD TO REINVENT ARCHITECTURE.”CULTURAL ASPECT“We assemble all storage in one colossal socle. in thatpodium, we put circulation (more than four kilometers).-ies: some round, some square, some on sticks, some sink-ing into the socle, some... etc., etc.”STRATEGY“We took the program; and exca-vated several elements, creatinga shape representing the storageand a second shape representingthe public elements of the libraries....the single image created by su-perimposing all of the data. Thisrepresented the coexistence of allthese elements in a single building.”CONCEPTUAL SECTIONS
CATALOGUE LIBRARY - THE SHELLRECENT ACQUISITIONS LIBRARY - CROSSFLOORWALLCEILINGWALLFLOORRESEARCH LIBRARY - THE LOOPFLOOR BECOMES WALL - WALL BECOMES CEILINGWALL BECOMES FLOOR - “LOOP DE LOOP”CIRCULATIONVIDEOMUUSICCDTOMSAWYYERCINEMMADANTEWOOODYDISCCORWELLMMOZARTDATABASSENEWSBOOKSMAAGAZINEGAMESINNFORMATIIONVIDEOMUTOMSAWYDANTEWOORWELLMDATABASSENEWSBOOKSMAYERCINEMOODYDISCMOZARTSENEWSAGAZINENFORMATIYERCINEMMAOODYDISCCMOZARTAUDIOCOOMPUTERSSCONCEPTABSENCE FLOATING IN MEMORY.“The library is imagined as a solidblock of information from which voidsare carved to create public spaces.”FORMLESS ARCHITECTURE.
DESIGN 3 PROJECT: PUBLIC LIBRARY. GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN.What is the library today?How do we connect?What will make usexplore a new place& interact?Those are only some of the questions thatcame up before starting the analysis. Thefact is - library has changed and now ithas to serve and gather people. The con-cept was derived from a series of view-ports and impressions taken around theneighborhood. The connection of theneighborhood to the city was evident.I explored different views and sketchedthem. The spatial conditions of the view-port in sketches were translated into col-lages, which later became a 3D model.These products of the analasys becamemain diagrams and helped the creationof the concept and design. The Green-surrounding - a space which allows fordifferent kinds of perspectives and views.1223456ABCD7V1V2V3
EXPANDED VIEW. SEPARATION. UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW. MULTIPLE VIEWS. APERTURE. RADIAL VIEWS.CIRCULAR PERSPECTIVE.PANORAMIC VIEW.VIEWPORT DIAGRAMS: SKETCHES + COLLAGES + MODELS1. WATER FRONT AT INDIA STREET 2. WATER FRONT AT KENT STREET
3. FRANKLIN STREET AND MILTON STREET4. FRANKLIN STREET AND INDIA STREET5. FRANKLIN STREET AND OAK STREETCONTINUATION. UNIFORMITY. OVERLAP. LAYERING.
6. KENT STREET BETWEEN FRANKLIN STREET AND MANHATTAN AVENUEA BC DCONDITIONS.VANISHING VIEW. DISSOLVINGVIEW. DEPTH. SUSPENDED VIEW.CHANGING. LINEAR. DIRECTED.
7. FRANKLIN STREET AND KENT STREET 8. FRANKLIN STREET AND FREEMAN STREETLINEAR SINGULAR DIRECTION. FOCUSED VIEW. FRAMED. LIMITED. NARROW.
V1 - WHYTHE HOTEL - 6TH FLOORV3 - FRANKLIN STREET AND KENT STREET