Library extension design for the University of Lausanne. The extension to the Unithèque is conceived as a sequence of five canopies. Similar to the gesture of the existing library, the proposed canopies connect and separate the internal functions of the library.
The intersection in plan and section generates a series of interconnected terraces and pavilions engaging and solving the separation between architecture and landscape. The five canopies liberate you to direct and physical connection between the new addition to the forest and from the existing complex to the distant views beyond. These new pavilions disperse and connect to the existing building, creating a new credible pedestrian realm in Dorigny.
The an opportunity to bridge historical dichotomies such as: the manmade and nature, simplicity and complexity, singular figures and collective urban effect.