Boghossian Foundation urbanlab Competition, NPAK Armenian Architecture Contest
Reviving NPAK Competition, Yerevan Design
Boghossian Foundation urbanlab Architecture Contest Armenia design Stefano Corbo, SCSTUDIO
24 July 2019
Reviving NPAK Competition in Yerevan
Design: Stefano Corbo, Italian architect and Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Location: 1/3 Buzand Street, Yerevan, Armenia
The Charged Void in Armenia
• Reviving NPAK Competition
• Yerevan, Armenia
• Design: June 2019
• Size: 4000 m²
The Charged Void is a project of adaptive reuse informed by three main keywords:
preservation, growth and geometric manipulation.
In order to accommodate a complex program, the old building – currently housing the Armenian Center for Contemporary Arts – is preserved and integrated with two new levels.
At the same time, The Charged Void embeds a certain amount of space for unexpected, spontaneous and unpredictable uses.
The project, in fact, is based on the sequence of fixed areas – auditorium, café, restaurant, administration, etc. – and unstable, flexible areas, which correspond to four distinct interior voids distributed all over the building.
The end result is a spatial promenade characterized by inner patios, courtyards and terraces, whose climax is the so-called belvedere – a panoramic platform that allows for a spectacular view of Yerevan. On the two main facades of this Reviving NPAK Competition design, a new skin is applied.
This metal envelope is not the result of arbitrary decisions, but is a reference to the Armenian traditional ornamentation.
In manipulating, abstracting, transforming historical motifs, a unique pattern is generated and applied to the building.
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Location: 1/3 Buzand St, Yerevan, Armenia, weastern Asia
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