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Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan

april 16, 2011

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
perspective

 

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
house

 

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
sportcenter in bridge

 

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
parking in bridge

 

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
situation

 

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
plans (click image to enlarge)

 

Bridge Towers in Forest by Hao Gan
section (click image to enlarge)


Semester design
architecture student: Hao Gan
from: ETH Zurich
professor: Adrian Meyer
semester: 2007
category: commercial,skyscraper

 

Task:

The studio addresses the question of the prototype. Which role can it play in a context, which is characterized mainly through the perspective of the moving car? Along Zurich’s motorway ring, the students were asked to design an archetypical high-rise building next to a fictive motorway service area. In a highly suburbanized surrounding, a tower of original – not fancy – character had to be developed. In order to withstand the difficult context of a landscape divided up into small sections and to achieve a landmark status for the tower, the building needed a certain height. The design had to be worked out by first developing a conceptual bearing structure. It required exploration of an individual typology and the generation of the building’s form through its structure rather than by adapting a structure to a fancy form. The students were to develop their own programming for the tower; the only criteria provided was a multi-use, hybrid proposal which would take into consideration the private and public requirements of such a structure.

Concept:

The base is located in the forest, and the highway divides the forest into two parts. I set up a bridge across the highway to connect the divided two parts of forest. At eachside of the bridge stands a skyscraper. The bridge has two levels, the first level is the parking for autos, the second level is the public space and features, such as coffee, sports center. The highrises at both ends of the bridge are residential housing. So that when people are driving in highway, they are below the forest. When parking in the bridge, they are in the forest. When being at home, they are above the forest.

see also:

  Wagner House 10 by Hao Gan

  semester design
   architecture student: Hao Gan
   from: ETH Zurich
   professor: Miroslav Šik
   time: FS 2010
   locate: Zurich
   category: house

 

 Prototype - Sign on the high way by Huibiao Wu

 semester design
  architecture student: Huibiao Wu
  from: ETH Zurich
  professor:  Adrian Meyer
  locate: Zurich
  category: experiment design,skyscraper,commercial

 

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