The meeting of a horizontal and a vertical plane. The Rolex Learning Center. A reference to Measures.
A common denominator: Levitation.
Taken by the way the Rolex Center seemed to rise up and separate from the ground, we began to study the initial curve.
After a week of brainstorming and modelling potentials, we found a few integral elements to the project, as well as a coherent form for our project to take.
The "integral elements":
- A curved plane that follows the rising of the Rolex above head height.
- This plane is suspended from the vertical plane.
- The vertical plane is formed by columns of the same, or similar, composition to those of last year's Houses project.
- A structural horizontal plane that supports the vertical and hold the cables.
- When someone of average height stands in the middle of the path in front of the project, the curved plane aligns with the building behind it.
The "coherent form":
The model on site:
The project overall reminds us of the for of Le Corbusier's Weissenhof building in Stuttgart, Germany:
The sentence that was most often spoken:
"But, how will that hold?"