CREDITS: 1.00 LUCourse Description
The course analyzes a project of great symbolic value and visual impact built to blend with its hilly landscape. The text provides a description and history of its construction within the local political and cultural context. The project, which includes a library, archives, and a museum, has become a modern architectural acropolis. The course includes images and technical drawings, and provides construction details with explanatory legends. On completing the course, the student will recognize the tangible impact that a major architectural project can have.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Analyze the materials used for both the interior and exterior finishes in terms of how they are perceived and similarities with local architecture.
- Assess the innovative aspects of the project in terms of the construction of forms and pathways, and how these fit into the context of the building.
- Discuss the strategies employed to integrate the project into the surrounding landscape becoming part of it.
- Recognize how the project has become a symbol of local identity.