Non-open tender of a Educational & Exhibition Center at one of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk plants. Team: Levon Ayrapetov, Valeriya Preobrazhenskaya, Yegor Legkov, Adelina Rivkina, Darya Samohvalova, Yevgeny Kostsov
The design of a Business & Exhibition Center gave us an opportunity to look for a new type of buildings when its inner structure is composed of simple elements with different scale depending on inside or outside function and with its outside cover made as another simple form (in this case it is a parallelepiped). Outside form serves as a cutting plane and gives a new life to the inside one, often unexpected and random. But this unexpectedness is strictly “programmed” by the inner predetermination of links among all the elements, which obey to design specifications (in this case these are exhibition halls, offices, lecture rooms, other facilities, etc.). We chose cone as a basic form, symbolizing a dynamic rotation, both centripetal and centrifugal, as a symbol of vacuum, penetrating to a mass, drilling-out, boring, extracting, withdrawing. It is as if one space discovers a communication channel with another through the plane which divides and connects them at the same time. A part of tough space is being drilled out making an empty channel and the drilled out mass is being transferred to the space of emptiness, arranging the tough element – a clone on a horizontal plane. By combining layers we can cultivate vertical or horizontal structure endlessly. The building that we got as a result became an occasion for us to keep on with our research of various forms and their interactions.