WALL: Revitalization of a Highschool
This proposal divides the courtyard around the two existing bars, similar to how a street grid defines the plan of a city. Major programs are scattered between walls and onto different plazas, the shapes of which are determined by the surrounding cityscape. Huge window cut-outs transform the wall into floors and platforms. Bridging between the walls, they house various public programs such as a studio, library, and cafeteria. The staircase—weaving in and out of the window cut-outs, platforms, and wall surfaces—emulates a path of discovery and wonder. The plan is organized toward the sheltered platforms and the atrium, where typical classrooms are located in the existing bar. The free plan typology translates the typical classroom into an open experience, on both horizontal and vertical planes.