|Palos Verdes Art Center||Viewed 653|
|educational and cultural||United States||Los Angeles, CA||No|
|not defined||not defined||2000||Andrea Ponsi
|not defined||not defined||Andrea Ponsi Architect
International Design Competition First Place 2000
The program required a new building to replace the existing one. Which was to house various exhibition galleries, a library, an auditorium, areas for laboratories and classrooms and a two-storey underground car park. Following the narrative thread of a metaphorical "path through the wood', the building develops internally, following the rhythm of pergola-covered passageways, terraces, small patios and big courtyards. To reduce the environmental impact of the new construction to a minimum, the building is subdivided into low blocks descending in accordance with the naturally sloping land. Like a monastery, the complex is subdivided Into public areas (the large entrance plaza, the reception hall and the main courtyard), and private areas (the laboratory patios, the classroom wing, the administrative section).
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