SEESAW

ATLANTA, GA | 2015 PORTMAN PRIZE COMPETITION

M. Arch Spring 2015 16 weeks | Professor Charles Rudolph | Vanessa Lira [Finalist]

The SEESAW is a play on art as discovery/process versus final product. The charter school double as a gallery, where both programs are weighted equally. The gallery is serves as the spine and the classrooms pierce through its volume creating moment of glimpsing process as you move through final product and vice versa.

SEESAW: Oscillating from one condition to another and back again

Total square footage: 95,000 sq. ft.

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main entrance
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the spine | oscillating school and gallery
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context plan
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concept | gallery as spine with intersecting classroom bars
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circulation, gallery vs. school programming, and exterior spaces
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construction | concrete vs. steel and mechanical systems
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sunlight and views
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2nd floor

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1st and 3rd floors
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entry points | parent drop-off and bus drop-off
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bar | classrooms and courtyard
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center wall | gallery and student locker area
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entry points
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classrooms
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classrooms
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gathering spaces
the spine | oscillating school and gallery