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CHARLOTTESVILLE CENTER FOR PUBLIC LIFE

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ARC202 Architectural Design: Environment, Spring 2020

for the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall

1st St S & E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

After on-site documentation, research, and analysis, create a public center that addresses the needs of the Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

This infill project sits on a street corner in the heart of the Downtown Mall. Utilizing a basement level under three floors, the center consists of galleries, studios, offices, classrooms, a cafe, and more. The public center experiments with the concept of interior and exterior - blending the two concepts throughout the different programs. A facade encompasses the project, allowing for outdoor spaces within the property lines. To improve this project, a study on the materiality would strengthen the focus on the blend of spaces.

FLOOR PLANS

Ground floor (left)

Basement level (top right)

Second floor (middle right)

Third floor (bottom right)

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LONGITUDINAL SECTION

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CROSS SECTION

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"THICK" SITE PLAN

"Thick" refers to the layers of information shown in the drawing

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"THICK" SITE SECTION

"Thick" refers to the layers of information shown in the drawing

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VIEW FROM APPROACH

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VIEW FROM INTERIOR

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SECTION PERSPECTIVE

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