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C U LT U R A L- H I N G E

 

2016
NOMAS Student Design Competition
Honorable Mention
Competition coordinator
Los Angeles, CA

“Cultural Hinge” responds to the community’s need for a large
open space, where citizens can come together to celebrate their
heritage and culture. Drawing inspiration from residents’ current
informal use of the space for gathering, Cultural Hinge elevates
the role of the plaza or public square back to the center of the
urban life. The plaza is flanked by the center’s two wings, one
elevated above the other and hinged by the center’s lobby and
reception area. A steel structure “adds playfulness and a sense
of weightlessness” to the center, according to the students’
proposal.

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