Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Department of Architecture, Pretoria
The driving force behind this design is achieving inter-connectivity of spaces in the city by creating a central node linking surrounding areas of interest and… more
School of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Commercial Architecture & Interior Design, Corporate Architecture and Interior Design more
I give a high appreciation for the design of The Center of Innovation in Bratislava Transformation for The Courtyard. I noticed that the design can bridge the old design and create new ideals space for user benefit.
This design considers urban analysis with a focus on considering human activities in the area. The interesting mass and facade in the solid and void composition seem dynamic. Mass configuration provides good access to outdoor space and natural daylight to the interior of the building.
This design follows the spirit of open innovation. I think your design has concerned with the existence of open spaces for human interaction. Elevated areas provide user activity on the ground floor. Connecting spaces are another advantage of this design.
Dean, School of Creative Industry
Universitas Ciputra Indonesia
Thank you for the feedback.
The main driving force of the design was the consumer. With focus being put on how they use spaces and how they would move in and around the site. I tried as much as possible to integrate the existing with new ideas.
The driving force behind this design is achieving inter-connectivity of spaces in the city by creating a central node linking surrounding areas of interest and public focus through a series of public courtyards, seating, entertainment and exhibitions areas with private learning spaces created through the displacement and rearrangement of the existing building spaces.
This particular approach to the design is achieved with the guided routes of circulation through the site leading from highly public city surroundings into a semi-public courtyard space which then follows a vertical hierarchy of the building which goes from public to semi private the higher the levels.
The proposed building aims to reuses the structural elements of the existing laboratories. Keeping the shape of the building with the added central core and circulation route on either end of the building.
In keeping with the theme of the surrounding buildings, the proposed building uses concrete as the main material, with the structural columns, walls and floors constructed with concrete. There is also an abundant use of glass throughout the building.