Gaia

Lead DesignerAaron Leppanen, Gabriela Anker
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

GAIA inspiration is based on the poetics of form making through urban influences. It uses sculptural techniques as a mechanism to blend urban fabric and architecture. The play between form and structure and its new found unconventional relationship. The parametric iterative digital process that allows for multiple solutions to predetermined problems. This mixed-use building structure combines concrete and steel and GFRC panels wrap the whole facade. The close relation between analog mold making and a parametric digital model proved key to the facade’s success.