Boghossian Foundation urbanlab Competition, NPAK Armenian Architecture Contest
Reviving NPAK Competition, Yerevan
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
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