3) to provide relaxation, sport, entertainment and education
4) to increase interest and awareness about the local area
Urban and architectural solution
The meeting point consists of four cubical objects. The design and function of each cube is different. The objects are designed in natural colours in symbiosis with the surroundings. Access to objects is provided by a metal ramp made of lattice railing and metal grid. The main ramp is supported by four original pylons, the secondary ramps are supported by lattice columns. Steel truss evokes the atmosphere of the former cable car. All objects are raised above a ground level to avoid frequent flooding in the local area. Three cubes are located between the bicycle lane and closed to the Morava river. The last cube is located on the top of the Sandberg Hill.
ia an empty, clear frame. It is located at the ending of the former cable car, on the top of the Sandberg Hill. It is a place for tourists to have a rest, a viewpoint with a telescope to look at the Devin Castle, the other three cubes of the Meeting point and Markthof in the Austrian border.
CAFFE BAR, CULTURE
is made of YTONG LAMBDA block bricks, covered with corten metal. There are social services and a Caffe bar with 23 seats on the ground floor. The upper terrace can be roofed by a simple cover. Primary function is to provide a multifunctional, flexible area for small concerts, theater performances and workshops. It can be used as a space for rest and relaxations, too.
is also made of YTONG LAMBDA bricks. The facade is coarse stucco. The space is used for exhibitions, lectures and projections. The large space can be easily divided by movable partition walls into two various exhibition spaces. There can be completly separated two spaces with different contents or one big space. There is a storage space in the floor used for chairs and used technology.
RELAX and MEDITATION
is made of timber beams. It provides an unusual experience of various tiny spaces for sitting or lying. Contact with wood and interesting lighting effects encourage visitors to have rest and relax.
Co-author: Alena SuperatováType and year: Student competition, 2010Location: Sandberg, Slovakia