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Schindler Award 2008 Project plans Third Prize: Rough Sketch

School: Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava (Slovakia) Student: Krisztian Csemy Professor: Prof. Jan Bahna

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Reference person working mother with infants Mrs. Franoise-Hlne Jourda I believe that the quality of an architectural piece can affect its users in both advantageous and disadvantegous ways. A building today has to satisfy the needs and desires of everyone: those who are in a hurry to their work but also those who just visit and wander around; those who have a good day and those who do not, those who are healthy and those who are disabled.
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perimeter east section B

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The idea shown in my design at first glance represents a complex form within the urban structure. Originally, however, my plan was to create this form with simplicity and profoundly chiselled details. At the time of the designing process I was also deeply involved with studying the urban design and circumstances of the given locale. I marked out a rough sketch on the map of this area that could serve as the floor plan of the building. This process had to respect the given conditions, including the road system, subway lines and it it had to fulfill the expectations. Onto this rough sketch I drew section lines, which where numbered 1-14. These fourteen places point out the sections of the building. In this part, I put strong emphasis on taking into consideration every small relation with the surrounding neighborhood. For example, the bridge designed by Otto Wagner became a central monument in my design, and I respected its importance throughout the process. This is clearly seen on the sections that deal with this part of the project. My structure grows thinner under the bridge, it almost disappers, marking the dominant forms of Wagner. My strategy worked out successfully in this multi-layered location, because I was always precisely able to correlate to the existant buildings, to the Vienna river, to the aforementioned bridge or the street network. Afterwards, all these sections were connected to one another by a continuous surface. The advantages of such surface reside in the tender formal possibilities. In reality, these appear as small-inclination ramps or pedestrian precincts. This solution allows everyone to use the whole roof structure unrestrictedly, for both passers-by and wheelchair-users. Such bended surfaces enable the growth and quality of public spaces, they offer an opportunity for spontenaous functions. For example these include the auditoriums necessary for outdoor performances or sporting events. They are placed on either the Community Centre or the Public Common. Also, a resting area/sundeck can be developed on the riverfront, or playgrounds of interesting shapes and surfaces. By changing the traffic circulation and implementing the bulding structure into the city landscape, a pleasent area will become along Dunklergasse, free of noise, traffic and danger. This island of safety I crave with the following images in mind: elderly people, mothers with small children everyone who needs peace and relaxation. Unlike the energetic playgrounds and sportsfields here serenity and tranquility would be of most importance. The calling for tender deeply engages in the scale of the allotted functions. I have tried to respect this expectation and place these functions the most useful way. The outdoor fields and playground are easily reachable from the neighbouring streets and the subway stations. I created a bridge that stretches out from the intersection of Linke Wienzeile and Stiegerbrucke. You can either walk on the upper surface it or inside it. The meeting clubs, skills, arts and crafts area outside of the community building can be safely reached by pedestrians, or bikers.

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public common

handicraft workshop

skateboard & bmx park

beach volley

childrens playground

meeting clubs, skills

cafe & administration

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Photos of the models

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community centre

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shops

fast food

gas station

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public bridge

day care centre

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childrens playground

cafe, public passage

cafe & administration, public passage

meeting clubs, skills

meeting clubs, childrens playground

meeting clubs, childrens playground

Reference person impaired vision Mr. Wolfgang Kremser I would like to explain my idea of this urban structure to you and everyone who is sight-impaired through the experiences I went through the process of bulding up the physical model. For weeks, I was touching and paddling my models during the whole day, in order to gain the maximum amount of information about them and perfect my knowledge on them. I created a city model in scale 1:500, where I left the bulding site empty. I kept on studying, as I mentioned sometimes with my fingers, the surrounding houses, the Wagner bridge, the complicated road network and the relation between the river and the site. A significant part of this course was the generating procedure according to the top view sketches and the local solutional sections.These sectioned solved a lot of problems due to their position. The interesting phase of my work was the next step: when I connected these sections with a coherent surface. The original sections were built up from an angulat line so we would have ended up in touching acute and obtuse angles. On the other hand, the contra-direction, namely the sections linked with the surface form a soft, fluid shape. This idea was was realized in a three-dimensional print I am talking about this now. This is the way this building works out from the inside as well. The interior spaces are sharp and angular from one side, but they remind the visitor of a fluid, tender aggregate from the other direction. If we created a small-scale model, you would we able to touch and experience the space both from inside and outside. Touching the model would give you the same impression every time: you would feel the soft shapes in the length of the structure, and the other direction would consist of the usual, well-knows urban blocks. Accordingly, there are no negative surprises within the area, there are no rough surface transitions between the levels only subtly ascending ramps.

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Reference person impaired mobility Mr. Joe Manser The space and volume of the building allows the tender, almost fluid fomal structure. This leads to the advantage of easily approachable spaces inc. the indoor areas, the surfaces and naturally, the transition between the levels. Its use is comfortable for the phisically-disabled people as well. The most prominent direction in the structure is the southwest-northeastern route. This direction enables to create and form small-inclinational ramps, thus the surface of the bulding enhanced with functions is comfortably viable. Although this structure is relatively narrow, making a U-turn with the wheelchair is still doable. The only surface designed with a stairway leading to it is the facade above the petrol station and the fast food restaurant.

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Animations

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