The Hult Plaza






Intership at Speranza Architecture + Urban Design


In the age of social network, meetings and gatherings can often take place over virtual environments, placing greater emphasis on the immaterial over the physical. Once vibrant and well used, many public spaces gradually became forgotten and neglected. How can information and digital technology play a role in reinvigorating these critical urban nodes? Commissioned by the City of Eugene, we re-envision a new public plaza at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts that engaged the public in immediate social interaction and to expand one’s social networks. Using Rhino modeling and scripting, we investigate the potential of a parametrically controlled, dynamical geometry that facilitates a wide range of uses and interactions.


Location: Eugene, OR, USA
Program: design study
Date: 2016


Images and drawing credit: Speranza Architecture + Urban Design




proposed re-design for the plaza at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts



summer nights moving screening



Eugene urban analysis: social interaction and cohesion






Early design strategies




computational design for the mound geometry



              
mound prototype



acrylic model +  motion/proximity activated lighting




Public Exhibit at Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts