Library Site, First Concept…

After the “Mercer Site” was rejected in favor of the “Library Site”, several proposals followed, each representing a different vision of the space and its potential. This spotlight is dedicated to the single most unusual proposal submitted for review.

Library Site, First Concept
Library Site, First Concept.1

Even as an early concept, the difference is staggering. In the three dimensional views, the Convergence Center looks almost like a series of independent buildings, none of them fitting in with the Georgian style architecture that surrounds it.

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Overview.2

As seen in the overview, much of this building’s unusual architecture is due to the constraints placed on building near a stream. The slashed line running across the drawing represents a one hundred foot limit to construction surrounding the stream.

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Side View.3

Although it was a thought-provoking concept, it was overshadowed by another design in the same presentation. For more information on this early concept, the original presentation can be downloaded here. The remainder of this collection is available in The Collection of Jerry Slezak.

1 Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, Unnamed Bird’s Eye Sketch of the Library Site’s First Concept, oct. 29, 2008, 3097 x 1993, JPG, The Collection of Jerry Slezak.

2 Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, Unnamed Overhead Sketch of the Library Site’s First Concept, oct 29, 2008, 2961 x 2428, JPG, The Collection of Jerry Slezak.

3 Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, Unnamed Cut-Away Sketch of the Library Site’s First Concept, oct. 29, 2008, 3113 x 1187, JPG, The Collection of Jerry Slezak.