A DISTINCTIVE ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE AS A CULTURAL RESIDUE AND A SEMINAL INTELLECTUAL POSITION
Neither a standard institute nor a conventional building,
The Village will blend carefully into this unique physical context.
Learning from tradition, to understand and internalize the future.
Profiting from high technology yet using the main design principals of its ancestors.
Sensitively interpreting the old settlement’s physical language,
Neither belongs to the past nor to the far future,
Chasing a kind of timelessness, to keep its own dignity.
A carefully articulated volumetric composition.
Permeability, flexibility, spatial fluidity.
Robust walls washed by the soft light percolating through the slits.
An inviting transitivity between solid and void.
A charming tension between narrowness and openness.
Tranquil courtyards, passages with surprising shadows.
Calming reflections, charmer sounds of water cascades.
A vitalizing atmosphere with generous indoor and outdoor common spaces.
The Village will take the culture beyond the four walls.
Less formal, more real.
Pop-ups, learning spaces, gathering areas.
An intimate medium to make room for curatorial practices.
Communicating with the wider landscape.
Creating interpretive pathways, both physically and intellectually, enhancing interaction and encounters.
A fragmentation that is derived from the tradition, at the same time aims to understand and internalize the future, and which is articulated with the view of the canyon and natural topography of the site is suggested. This dynamic volumetric composition with various angles and positions creates various spaces of different sizes and perspectives, together with inner gardens.