Jury feedback summary
The second place project is distinguished by sensible siting and materiality. The care center is situated along the street, between existing oncology center buildings. This placement establishes a street presence without obstructing the park. Spanning from street to park, a lattice roof structure unifies the activity and function of the building while mediating environmental conditions. Through the use of vegetation and a performative roof, the building negotiates private and public, light and shadow, views in and views out; selectively conciliating the environment and its users.
The interior spaces are designed with adequate flexibility for an ever changing program, allowing for the building to evolve as needs of the care center and users change. Through the development of a large roof datum, and reinforcement of the ground plane through planting, the project moderates a diversity of programs and users, while defining a sensitive, tactful environment.
Jury feedback summary
The selected first place project is characterized by schematic coherence, sensitive invention, and material resolution. The project employs the traditional typology of a courtyard as a comprehensive operative and organizational strategy. Contiguous circulation circumscribes a central court around which programmatic spaces are organized. Sub-courts, both internal and external segregate the program and establish boundaries between spaces. Placement of external courtyards correlates with suggested locations of trees existing within the park while internal courtyards surround proposed tree plantings.
The project effectively expands the performance of the courtyard typology across scales, mitigating public and private activity, inside and outside. Concentric organization and material definition establish a layered experience between park and cancer care center, public and patient. An opaque translucent glass billows around the exterior while transparent vision glazing surrounds the central interior courtyard. The consequence of which is an amorphous singularity, described by material subtlety, spatial nuance, and contextual sympathy.