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  • ARCHIVESUNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

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    CONCEPT

    COMPLEXITYCONTRADICTION

    Located in Brunswick, the site for the Mel-bourne University Archives is over four thousand square meters. Unusual site area compared to the rest of the neighborhood and reason alone to be an icon on a small and city-wide scale.Analyzing the surrounding area we notice old buildings and new, contemporary, ones sit-ting next to each other, making it an in-teresting and complex urban palimpsest.

    Venturis theory is spread all over Brunswick, with its many contradictions. The Archive Build-ing embraces that concept poping out on the built surroundings in its aesthetics and function.With very restrict use, the challenge was to give back and add to comunity, in a visual and so-cial manner. With that in mind the first step was to state the project as what it is, and ar-chive building, and showcase its function.

    In addition to the glass panels displaying the stor-age space for all Brunswick dwellers, a public ter-race space is accessible from the Outr Gallery next to it, connecting both projects as well as giv-ing back a multiple use space, setback from the street and again showcasing the buildings rea-son to be, the storage space for the archives. All of that to achieve acceptance and to blend in by contrasting with the existing surrounding.

    ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO FIRE705387 LUCAS BUAINAIN ALVES

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