Year : 2014
Function: Maritime Exchanger
Site location: Taiwan
City and date of birth: October 5th Madrid
University / Institution : Universidad de Alcalá
Tutors: Cristina Jorge Camacho
The project is based on the spatial relationship inhabited by human people and their interaction with other possible ways of inhabiting those spaces and how those other forms generate architecture.
The proposal studied the anthropomorphic space flexibility, human scale and how a person could change and distort its own space as a bubble, creating it with the shape of the body. As the bubble increase it own size, it have more forms, other textures, other typologies generating a lot of different sensations.
Such feelings organized the program of the exchanger which is divided into four organic worlds: visual (spider webs, worms making silk…) third floor which gives the experience in laboratories, body creams, fashion, shops, little size mall, performances…,the sound and colour kingdom (birds) which is the international and national terminal last floor which is also the communication area, library, dining room, waiting area arrivals and departures , the touch area which is the fungus kingdom with mushrooms rising over the structure, inside the structure, soil on the second floor, this is the experience world /restaurant, gastronomy, collect mushrooms, customer service, customs, boarding, luggage, control… and the smell kingdom with different kind of nature plants, aromatic flowers and the lake area with filter seaweeds on the ground floor and first floor, this is the productive area which produces biodiesel because of the bio reactors, which is also the investigation area with training courses and integrate services… each world is situated in a different level and each elevation represented one of the different worlds.
The proposal consisted on flooding the port with organic life. This organic life takes possession of the territory and changes it as well changed the relationship between that territory and the people who lived in it. The morphology in based on the organic structures of Le Ricolais, the base module is a circle and the complex form is achieved by mixing different kind of geometry patterns based on the circle.
Author: Alana Macias