With an interest in spatial experimentation and user-centred design, the final year has been focused on creating and integrating suitable spaces for anyone or anything interacting with them. "Placemaking" and the future of the proposal are not only based on their aesthetic value, but also the character and opportunities of a space.
Odesza Dance School is an opportunity for the children in the communities surrounding the site to express themselves freely through art and performance. The interior meets with the exterior and connect through a series of pavilions and visual or physical thresholds that disconnect the user from the rest of the city and the tumult of it.
The compression dome represents a sustainable alternative for the high span main theatre and foyer in the centre of the building (previously the circular internal courtyard) that require a grand high ceiling level and suitable natural lighting. At night the space becomes a stargazing opportunity and a backdrop for the performances taking place.
The landscaping of the site has been defined by the natural pavilion arranged in a superimposed grid pattern, that constrained the user to using the wider context as a guide and not only rely on the close proximity and visual sense. By creating the tree network on the previous extensive tarmac plane, the overall atmosphere of the context is changed not only towards a conceptual landscaped area, but also a pleasant green space for the community to use.