Kakolanmaki Sketches

These sketches are the result of a series of dialogues from the Kakolanmaki competition as we worked at solving questions related to site, existing buildings which were not to be removed, and the rather stringent requirements of the project brief. Increasingly, our explorations and discussions led us  to move underground, beneath the datum of the earth’s surface and to place our new programmatic elements, large, open spaces which could not be held within the limits of the existing buildings, nor placed on the site in new containers, beneath the surface of the existing Kakola and remand plazas. Lit from above through translucent plaza floors, these spaces, along with the new addition of the hub, soon became the heart of the project.
The site concept sketches deal with ideas which emerged from a reading of Micrea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane, in which the author discusses the emergence of society as pockets of order within a larger chaos. The prison, then, is an attempt to remove dangerous disorderly elements from within society at large to a place where they may be contained: chaos within order.

2_Container and contained_buildings_plazas_ring path

Container and contained, buildings, plazas, ring and path

 

4_Container and contained_concept ideograms

Chaos and cosmos, ordering systems

 

5_Underground plaza spaces_path circulation sections

Container and Contained, concept ideograms

 

6_Path elevations and grade changes

Path elevations and grade changes

 

7_Underpinning the rock for construction below

Underpinning the rock for construction below

 

8_Structural support for existing buildings at plaza level

Structural support for existing buildings at plaza level

 

9_Bracing through rock and shifting the structural grid

Bracing through rock and shifting the structural grid

 

10_Site conditions and relationship to the ground copy

Site conditions and relationship to the ground

 

11_Site conditions

Site Conditions

 

12_Kakola study_above and below ground

Above and below ground

 

13_Kakola plaza study

Kakola plaza study

 

18_Hub ground floor

Hub ground floor

 

19_Remand lower level sketch

Remand lower level sketch

 

21_Ring path tunnel with gallery

Ring path tunnel with gallery

 

22_View adjacent to perimeter wall

View adjacent to perimeter wall

 

Tk_Cover page

Plan and section of the first concept sketch

 

20_View into ring path tunnel

View into ring path tunnel

14_Kakola plaza study

Kakola plaza study