Graduation Project – (Architecture)
tutors: O. Caso, H. Mihl, R. Cavallo
THE PUBLIC FRAMES PROJECT focuses on the Transvaal neighbourhood in Amsterdam and it proposes two architectural interventions. Small, precise and clearly recognizable.
The intention is to change the isolated condition of the neighbourhood, while safeguarding its character as ‘a city within the city’. This led to the idea of proposing a pair of gate buildings; framing the neighbourhood as an spatial entity, while providing new connections with the surroundings. In fact, the designs form the missing links of a new route; connecting Transvaal with two city parks – Oosterpark in the north and Park Frankendael in the south.
The two could be understood as counterparts within a sequence of spaces, based on elementary geometrical forms. An existing octagonal square forms the center of the arrangement: circle – octagon – square.