New Media Centre

Instructors: Jeremy Ficca, Wolfgang Spengler

March - May 2017

6 week project from researching "new media" to designing the centre for the users.

 

Urban Incubator/Stimulator

Located in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, the new media centre consists of three parts: the galleries and learning spaces, the office space for three start-up firms, and the restaurant.

My main focus was on allocating these three main groups of spaces within the site. Essentially the centre is comprised on different rectangles extruded upwards at different heights. Although the function of each space is different, they are connected through the main lobby accessible with two long staircases facing each other. 

Each specific space is given its allocated area based on occupancy calculations. A more detailed materials & assembly drawing was done for this project.

 

 

Section

Section cut through the two staircases

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Plans

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Renders

Incubator space with the cascading mezzanine office spaces and the shared lounge area for the office staff

Incubator space with the cascading mezzanine office spaces and the shared lounge area for the office staff

Gallery space: night and day differences

Gallery space: night and day differences

Exterior view of the centre at night with a reversed cascading effect for entrance #1

Exterior view of the centre at night with a reversed cascading effect for entrance #1

 

Materials & Assembly

An analysis of the design was done after, which required adjustments to be made to meet code regulations. A detailed assembly of the glass facade for the office space was made as well.

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