suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S: This building is a proposal for a 120-bed student dormitory for the Pontificia Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, the second largest city of the island and the old capital before San Juan. As part of a larger master plan aiming to attract students from the whole Caribbean region and fulfill the current demand of 500 apartments, the proposal aims to create a new presence within the campus. Articulating a vertical mass with a figural void that encapsulates the main social areas of the program, our proposal aims to induce human interaction among students and visitors in a vertical environment while enhancing unprecedented urban vistas from and to the historic center of the city just beyond the university campus.
sP: What or who influenced the project?
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S: Porosity, Primitives, Peter Pierce, OMA/Rem Koolhaas – Science Center, Hamburg.
sP: What were you Reading/Listening to/Watching while developing this project?
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S: The Album Leaf, The Postal Service; Dexter, Game of Thrones, Bill Maher; Guillermo Martinez
sP: Whose Work is Currently On Your Radar?
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S: Toyo Ito, Alvaro Siza, OMA, MOS.
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