Convolute | Function of Time

Xuanyi Nie (website)
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Option Studio
Brief: The Cultural Center at London Olympic Park
Faculty: Farshid Moussavi (website)


The building is a cultural center located near the Olympic Park of London to cater for four institutions: the V&A gallery, contemporary museum of art, London school of art and the dance theater. The primary intellectual challenge is that the required programs add up to approximately 70,000m2 of area, while the allowed GFA of the building is about 50,000m2. The solution in this project is to design with time, meaning the flexibility of allowing different programs occupying the same space in different times of the day in order to reduce required floor area.



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