Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Using the program of a bicameral Performing Arts Center located on Boston’s waterfront, the project embraces the site as it transitions from terrain vague, towards a new, terraformed urbanism. Can the architecture and remnant site infrastructure be recast as an integrated experience of land, water, space, and sensuality that regenerates a calcified, and isolated site… where an intuitive sculpting and terra-forming go hand-in-hand to unfold and re-stitch the building as a catalytic participant in the remaking of the city? And given the need for innovative types of gathering, how will the consideration of the land form inspire the auditoria themselves, the shape of the seating bowls or the spaces which support them?
The program has been expanded to include public baths and indoor/outdoor pools where people can relax while listening to live musical events and rediscover the lost relationship that the city of Boston once had with the water’s edge.

Boston, Massachusetts, the USA 

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Applicant and author of the project
NT[A]R / Nicolas Turchi.
Nicolas Turchi is a Designer, a Lecture in Advanced Digital Design at Manchester School of Architecture, an Adjunct Professor in Computational and Parametric Design at the University of Bologna and the Polytechnic of Milan, an associate at DesignMorphine and the founder of NT[A]R. Nicolas holds a Master in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture I from the University of Bologna.

Status of the project
Conceptual design



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