SIMAO DA SILVA
SUBTITLE SPACE AT 0.1 (H3)
The project stems from site mapping of established pedestrian routes and analyzing the neighbouring contextual buildings. An opening on the southern facade created the opportunity to bring in light into the site and refract it downwards into a grand atrium space. A free public exhibition and art studio are strategically arranged upon entry, responding to an understanding of art galleries as social organizations which can enhance the quality of life in a community and address pressing societal issues. Contrasting local materials urge spectators to enter the gallery, who are then drawn to the vertical circulation by a transparent, monumental cut through the structure.