3 layers of program WIP

 

 

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these are the start of the the plan (even if it does not look much like it)…

as it is crucial to better discuss what the mountain does to the city, the mountain transforms at its foot (it absorbs context). the first two are mexico city (a pyramid/monument – but with neufert ramps and staircases) and Naples (an inverted stadium allowing for watching the city as spectacle – walter benjamin described it as theatre).

The general program for its surface can be described in 3 layers: 1st – a ring of public infrastructure at its foot (between the openings), 2nd – an area of solitude/retreat as one climbs it, 3rd – the peak which is either piled on or not (sort of like a vulcano). the further one comes towards the peak the more it becomes generic (angle of repose).

the collage of athens shows that quite well how the slope makes the city withdraw itself increasingly as it rises…

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