Academy's Recess proposes the generation of architectural ideas for outdoor activities for the institution's amphitheatre area while retaining the original functionality of the space. Interaction and Activity in a natural environment is the key focus of the competition.
The amphitheater is one of the most activated public spaces on the campus of AOA. It’s an inclusive space in the presence of diversity. Here, students collect their shared memories during academics and it also represents the culture of the academy.
Mapping of different activities within the amphitheater helped me to develop the primary idea of enhancing the built space. Considering all the activities in the amphitheater , the proposal put forward is to maintain and enhance the active ,cultural, inclusive and interactive qualities of space. The attempt was to thus develop a context which facilitates interaction.
The space near the stationary is taken because of its active nature , where the small multipurpose space is created with some wood cubes made of existing timber of fallen trees. These cubes don't have any specific function and are placed to create ambulatory, imperfect and impermanent context for interaction.
The 2nd intervention is to change the entire context of the dead corner space and make it more functional and interactive. The intention was to create more space for campus to use, by just modifying the existing plains.