Christopher Pendrich

Architecture and miscellany

Copyright 2013

Built with Indexhibit

Having analysed your individual sites and the urban form, block types,
infrastructure, atmosphere and cultural and historical context of Berlin,
you are asked to reflect upon your findings and make them instrumental
in this first stage of the design for the Richter Museum.

Using the site model as the basis for this design phase you asked to make
iterative massing studies of a range of spatial types of differing
configuration that will augment the composition of the city block in which
your proposal is sited. The design strategies employed might involve:

• The interpretation or translation of existing or formerly existing
building types and urban conditions found in Berlin.

• The importation of spatial types or organising principles from
other contexts.

• The importation and agglomeration of spatial types explored in
the previous spatial typologies brief.

• An exploration of the density that might be achieved through
different configurations of space and a consideration of the
quantity and quality of external public that might be proposed.

• Exploring the potential of the site to accommodate the
programmatic requirements in broad groupings. For this stage of
the design, these groupings are as follows:

Public - exhibition spaces

Public - spaces for supporting programmes

Public - external public space, threshold and route

Private - administrative and back-of-house spaces

Private - secure spaces