Best Project of Public Building or Facility
About the project
Human Convergence is an architectural framework of potential uses, it is a park, a locus of authentic exchange, a lyrical place to dream the impossible, a catalyst for individual and collective inspiration, a setting to be inhabited as communal needs arise.
The Master Plan is a chart to be decoded. Starting with the eastern arc, representing when Life was organized in accord with Nature then the slow discovery of science and its consequences. Descending into a sunken circular garden, modern history starts. Then, the rise, to the western arc where the Agora and the Sphere, containing cafes, maker spaces, a museum, and performances space, represents the future.
This project both landmarks the present and expresses the convergence of Nature, Culture and Technology to create a more humane future. It harmoniously brings diverse groups of people together to built a common vision, where compassion for «otherness» is imbued with renewed humanity.
San Jose, California, the USA
Project design year
Applicant and authors of the project
Form4 Architecture believes in returning a sense of humanity to Modernism through emotional meaning and poetic design. The San Francisco-based award-winning firm measures success by our contributions to society through a 2nd Century Modernist approach that balances expressive design, rigor, empathy, and sustainability to create captivating buildings and spaces that resonate with people and enhance their lives.
Project by John Marx
Client: Urban Confluence Silicon Valley