The spatial logic of the proposed building is based on a simple premise: a pliable ribbon that locates production (atelier) to one side and presentation (museum/theater) to the other. This ribbon undulates from side to side as it climbs vertically from the street. The floor becomes wall, turns into floor, turns into wall, etc. With each change of direction, the ribbon enfolds a production space or a presentation space, alternately. The combing of programs also combs together two diverse populations: the building's residents (students, artists, and staff) and the building's visitors (museum and theatergoers). The alternating programs require each population to pass through the space of the other while moving between successive levels.
RICARDO SCOFIDIO Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Faculty