“The Composition” is a studio driven architectural design project that speculates on the future of the “maker space” typology. As co-working and maker spaces become more prevalent through a generational shift of work space preferences, this project proposes a building type in downtown Syracuse, NY as a catalyst to transform the workplace environment away from the outdated monofunctional post-industrial building stock.
Situated in front of two towers, “The Composition” layers spaces of production with other public and private programs. The primary structure houses a free-standing public library that is elevated from the pedestrian ground level, creating a public plaza beneath the building. Four towers pierce through the floating mass as heavy cores that support private enterprise. The posture of the towers create a playful formal relationship with the AXA towers behind them.