rendering of folding planes of the street façade The challenge in this project is to integrate a new volume into an existing context of a petrol station and car showroom so that a relationship with the the street across from the forecourt is established. The new façade embraces the whole front, including the showroom, and is articulated according to the the different functions running behind, from left to right: ramp down to car park, entrance to clinic, public café, spare parts shop, car showroom.
rendering of entrance- towards petrol station forecourt
rendering of entrance- towards clinic entrance Internally the spaces are organised around an open courtyard to guarantee natural light and air in an otherwise blind façade.
sketch model of folding planes of the street façade The façade consists of a stone plane that has been unfolded to describe a virtual volume sitting at the roadside with a stone entrance ramp leading up to the inner courtyard. The ground plane of the courtyard is folded up to become its rear-most wall. The inner volumes and the roof plane are to be built in fair faced white concrete.