Creating an inside-outside reciprocity between a large-scale public facility and an urbanized park.
Effectively a piece of elevated land the Podium provides a Convention Centre, hotel and an Exhibition Hall that opens into a large Amphitheatre.
The importance of blending the vegetation into the formed buildings and creating an ambience for open markets and informal gatherings is reiterated several times in the project, with pockets of rotating stairs acting as foci.
The project acts as a trigger for the development and linking of the many public buildings and facilities,
effectively creating a new public ‘town square’.
The project is currently on site.