Three Iowa State University architecture students from Lecturer Jungwoo Ji’s studio, Mark Turibius Jongman-Sereno, Mira Irawan, and David O’Brien just received the Next Generation 5th Prize as part of the Holcim Awards in North America.
The project explores the concept and potential of adaptive post-occupation of unused infrastructure. Using a parking garage the scheme proposes to convert the “found” structure – an “objet trouvé” in the city, so to speak – into a public building hosting a range of cultural activities.
The stacked floors of the garage and its circulation ramp are literally re-used to accommodate new functions.
For more information go to the Holcim Foundation website.