| Author: Piatrushka Vasili
| Professor: Kolodin Konstantin
| Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPSUACE) Russia
The main idea of this project is how to change conventional representation of how public exhibition hall can look like. We would like to recreate society’s consciousness by using boards and water to explore different exhibits. The project is located on the Gulf coast. That is why we believe that the whole exhibition will be observed from the boats rather than the usual way – by foot. Also we are following the extra ordinary way how to build a building. We refused from the walls to make the whole building and environment as one big organism. Finally we are on the way of how to overcome gravity. This project has two types of exhibit forms. The first form is the form of a pyramid which has a direction up, and the second one which is attached to the roof, has a direction down. So the idea is to make all visitors feel like they are between something unusual, between two worlds, like they are in another reality.
According to the project’s idea we introduced large halls at the third and fifth levels which are used to explore all the corners in the building. Also we would like to separate exhibition public space on two zones: the first one will be similar as the terrestrial exhibition, and the second one will be associated with aerial exhibition. A terrestrial exhibition will be observed by foot. An aerial exhibition will be observed by boards. The building includes not only an exhibition space but also staff quarters, the logistics unit, restaurants and cafes, malls for shopping and underground parking. So to create a full exhibition space we are going to organize the area where it will be boats full of people, to view a small presentation video on a huge screen. Let’s say Apple may rent the building for presentations of the new generation of phones. All of this will happen over a large area, and the boat will sit the journalists, buyers and influential people. Why? because it’s incredible!