Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center
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The composition of the of the building is based on three fundamental and concordant elements to form a complete balanced one; on one hand a skeleton made of steel followed by an extremely sure and resistant armed concrete body with glass to give the touch of subtle solidity.
The pieces that compose it are assembled by means of punctual elements made by these materials; they start from a solid stony volume that fixes the work to the land, the visible structure is materialized in columns that for both functional and compositional reasons become the principal force of the building. On the other hand the augmented planes of glass, slight and transparent, mark the limits of the immediate environment and the access to the pavilion.
The basement is dominated by large open spaces while the third level is open to the outdoors. The middle level is covered with a glass skin that provides a timeless light and shading that result in an atmosphere of tranquillity and simplicity fundamental to the building that performs as the cultural centre of the institution.
An external ramp, whose upward sense refers to the eternal human desire to understand the immemorial knowledge of life, carries the users to the different spaces. First they will find a vault that contains important computation equipment to be used by the student community, next is a specially designed area where the wealth of the common property donated by Vladimir Kaspe will be preserved. Finally, it is a reception centre for long distance conferences and gatherings.