Olympic Athletes village
From the beginning...
my four peers and I received the project brief about designing an Olympic village and we were ecstatic. we had a long road of research and design ahead of us as well.
sites around the world
We were told to look at 4 separate sites of upcoming Olympic villages and see which one we wanted to work with. After much discussion and research we ended up choosing to work with Milano Cortina because of the amount of space able to work with and it allowed us to be creative while still having a reference to the future build of the site.
sites in Italy
when looking at the full site of Italy we were given 4 sites to look at from the current architects but we were also told that we didn't need to limit ourselves to just those sites. We looked into each site and even other sites like Trento to start designing. In the end we chose Livigno, Italy. we chose this site because it would give us plenty of room to work and design without disrupting any of Italy's land/ culture. the site is also close to the majority of the skiing and mountainous events.
our chosen site
after many sketches and debates, we finally narrowed down our designs to these four rough sketches and to our surprise we picked the most abnormal one..
Highlighted in blue is the building I received and got to work on in this project. My teammates and I wanted the building to be the dining hall and lounge taking into consideration that its the center focus of the whole site. When designing I wanted it to be a very welcoming building and a hub for people to meet. (Also because of the buildings unique shapes we nicknamed my building the "hotdog")
Individual building design
For my building I plan on making it an ecofriendly and biophilic design with an open floor plan for everyone to enjoy and relax in this space. The building will also be used to make connections with those around you inn the Olympics and even post Olympics. My future design ideas include connecting my garden to my building, open farmers market, combining 14th century-1960's Italian architecture with my current designs.
Continuing into the individual design part of the project I had already establish which building I had and what program it was going to have in terms of serving the site. I had also known that I had wanted my building to be sustainable and also connected to the site and town and mountains