HERO-CITY PLATES

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Our concept proposes and anticipates movement in two directions:

 

I. Inland, city scape—renewal trough architectural interventions

 

II. Waterborne, floating space—vessels on water as embassadors for art, cultural production and exchange

 

Our methodology: architectural montage. Existing structures, resources and fragments will be renegotiated and renewed. Others will be fresh—based on core ideas that will form new constructs which contribute to this perennially-growing tapestry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--NUMBER 1 TIMBER-RAFTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four of our measures allude to various fragments of the hero's ruptured body.

 

Timber-rafts and arcade-passages (see plates 1 and 2) densify Helsinki's spatial pattern; they enfold within the city-scape elevating and invigorating existing axial movements.

--NUMBER 2 ARCHADE PASSAGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

--NUMBER 3 STAIRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stairs (see plate 3) function as a greek arena facing the spectacle within the mirage—port of Helsinki—which pays tribute to the beauties of the »city dancing by the water«[2], the white and the black swan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--NUMBER 4 ARTLANDINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If we proceed to make a quarter turn to the right at our pivotal point, a funnel shaped park spreads down to mattolaituri which is the heart of our project—the literal place for exchange , cleansing, and renewal—overlooking a beautiful site yet to be explored, the artlandings (see plate 4).

 

 

 

 

 

 

--NUMBER 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positioned along the extended axis of the arcade-passages and starting at the observatory—the pivotal point of the project—the stairs follow a gentle downward motion towards the landing of our waterborne embassador, the boat HERO-CITY(see plate 5).

 

Project team:

OUC — BRETT DAVIDSON, ANNE KOSKILUOMA

Concept outline

UNDEND — URS EGG, CHRISTIAN MEILI

Architectural interventions

 

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