SCI-Arc, ESTm Studio
critic: Marcelo SPINA
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Steve MOODY: Two separate piles are scripted—one for the exterior that creates overall form and orientation, and one for the interior, accounting for circulation and the two main concert halls—and then intersected with each other. Discrepancies and misalignments between the two intersecting piles create cracks that form continuity between the two aggregations. Residual spaces in the poche between the two piles becomes support space for the theaters, administrative areas and educational and practice facilities.
The exterior is tiled in with a pattern and colors derived from the processes of intersection and overlapping, creating another layer of continuity (and discontinuity) across the fractured form.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
SM: Alain Delorme’s Totem Photographs, MOS’s work with piling.