The aim of the competition is to design a Language Centre in Newfoundland,Canada.
The proposed intervention is located in the city of St John, Newfoundland sits on a high contour in proximity to the famous cultural hub “The Rooms” and overviews a panoramic view of the lake to the south. Languages such as Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Irish, Scottish Gaelic have developed and designed this city in various aspects. Experiences through languages permanently creates connotations. It directly connects your mind to the place. The proposal helps experience the journey of languages internally as well as externally by playing with the volumes and levels respectively. The design follows a geometric complexity, which integrates with the cityscapes, and itself creates a unique style. The design respects the natural slope of the site, thus resulting in minimal intervention with the contours. The design includes multiple glass facades which help establish relationships with the interior and exterior. The transparency between the outer and inner is helping to experience the cityscape. The glass facade towards the backside delivers a vantage for the inclusive city.
Spaces such as workshop rooms would allow tourists to learn the languages or about the history of the languages.
We conclude that the project is taking one through the languages and letting them experience its impact at its time thus “Langvoyage “