The question of scale and the demand for a flexible phasing strategy were the starting point of our proposal. As the center for children and grown-ups with disabilities combines residence, school, and therapy facilities, we broke the program down into its smallest units, expressed in simple cubes. These small volumes are easily identified by its users and create a sense of home.
Unlike an absolute composition, the group form allows for constant reconfiguration without compromising its coherence. Like a flock of starlings, these cubes are dispersed over the site, oscillating between chaos and unison.
Starlings – Romont, Switzerland. 2016. Open Competition – 1st Prize