The family tree is a vessel floating between sea and land.
Programmatic bubbles rise towards the sky in a whirlwind. On the ground level -
the pier is formed by the emerging shape, split in two, separating forces. Two
root-shaped bridge-like access directions attach it to the promissed land while
it's whole body leans forwards in a remembrance of a long journey. The entrance
hall and the cafeteria are dislocated away from the main building in order to
ensure an urban connection to the surroundings. As one climbs into the tree a
series of spaces show the faces of those who have chosen to make this land
their own. From one level to another a story is told by projecting images to
the inner skin of it's carved body.
bubbles are held together by a structural facade - an irregular metallic grid.
More open at the bottom of the building it tightens while climbing the one
hundred meters of the tower to obtain a completely opaque environnement in
which the urban observatories are carved.
ground floor plan explains the connection of the "tree" with the
land. The entrance hall and the cafeteria are independently accessible from the
west side. On the east side a delivery access slides under and into the forming
The section through the tree tower shows the continuous vertical
public space. A series of escalators
connect the bubbles and create the first circulation circuit.
The entrance hall and the cafeteria on the pier level
create an "urban link" with the environment. They
welcome the visitor before climbing into the tower.
The cafeteria can be visited without climbing further up. It
becomes a nighbourhood café insted a simple
of the museum.
The plan sequence shows the different spaces and the secondary
series of elevators and a closed staircase.