N1: The brief required 2 different functions on the north plot. The presence of 2 towers will kill the public space and deliver low quality living and working spaces.
N2: Our first idea is to merge the 2 functions and open a big public space at the road level
N3: The previous layout doesn't respond to an urban environment and doesn't connect properly the 3 plots. We decide to physically connect the plots: the part of the building above the road will host public spaces, giving a great service for the local residents.
N4: A rotation is applied to the building
N5: This improves the solar exposure
N6: And improve the views towards the park and generally to the southN7: The "big box" doesn't look familiar or human-scale friendly, thus we pushed the edges down to allow the public flow to climb the building and improving the relationship with the squares.
-N8: The east façade is shrinking to improve the relationship with the park and the smaller buildings facing our development.
-N9: Maintaining the road access between the north-east and south-east plots