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Vancouver, Canada

Folding Scraper

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

The project is a free interpretation of the “podium tower” typology of Vancouver, merging the two main elements: the high basement and the tower .

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

The entire space scheduled from the competition is defined by a folding courtain-surface and glass walls.

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

A series of “containers boxes” and cantilevered slabs bring complexity to the interior space multiplying visual relationship for the future users.

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

The groundfloor is open and trasparent, permitting free visuals inspite of the building presence.

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

The first two levels have essentially public functions, like restaurants, shops, library and a small auditorium.

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

The following floors have a mixed use residential , offices and leisure too, permitting to live the building during the 24 hours.

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

At the high levels are located the residences.

Gianluca Evels, Stefania Papitto, g.evels & s.papitto - b4architects — Folding Scraper

The roof, as at the groundfloor, is thinked as a public garden with free access.

The green spaces, public and private, located at intemediated levels too, include the Nature in the project, concept often forgotten in the high building.

A part of the folding surface is organized as a big public square, returning to the city public soil taken by the building.

The “folding scraper ” have a great spatial flexibility in programming phase, using a rigorous and functional structure.

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