The team of Peter Bus, Tomas Vlasak, Vaclav Petrus, and Petr Bouril has received an honorable mention for their proposal for the Tokyo Pop Lab Competition, which recently announced its winners. The proposal, entitled "At The Crossroads of Ideas," is designed as a “three-dimensional representation of history and development of pop culture.”
Separated into three parts, one below ground, one above ground, and one in-between, the design is interconnected via cylindrical concrete towers, which act as the main structural support of the building.
In the aboveground section, clusters of boxes are fixed in space by superstructure lattices of steel beams, each representing an individual category of pop culture.
The intermediate space—the parterre—is a natural extension of the public space around the building, with a single large space connected by two atriums that connect to the underground. This level furthermore hosts a lobby, cafeteria, and library with a reading room.
“The underground contains regularly spaced two-story boxes with educational and technical spaces of various heights,” with a main connection axis sharing the passage between the two atriums. Along this axis are main lounges, conference rooms, and an open design studio, with service rooms, offices and storage space to the sides.
Vertically, the building is more porous and more transparent than a traditional house: for example, floors aboveground are replaced by a system of walkways and perforated surfaces.
Learn more about the project here.
News via Tomas Vlasak.