Museum of the Anthropocene

Students | Ricardo Palacio, Sunghwan Um
Faculty | Jonas Coersmeier
School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design

This studio proposes locating a waste-to-energy, recycling center, ferry terminal and museum focusing on the Anthropocene. 

Localizing waste management to reduce pollution and cost from regional transportation networks. Allowing public access into infrastructural programs to increase awareness of waste issues, creating a public amenity and anticipating the increased densification of the city, where scarcity of ground-level space will prompt public spaces to continue to stratify. With the purpose of inspiring the user to make a change in their daily routines. 

Inspired by early material studies the interior of the Museum of the Anthropocene reflects an architectural tectonic that celebrates the building shape and creates a continuous circulation to connect all programs together. The machines are placed in a specific way to accommodate the program necessities and embraces personal educational experience.
Chunk Model Frog view: Emphasizes the relationship between facade and ribbon texture / affiliated to the building envelope with prolongation to the interior properties.
Circulation Diagram: The diagram shows the different programs by sectors and the four circulation paths showing their relationship between program, private and public circulations.
Building Section: This section emphasizes the divisions and collaborations between programs. From left, Incineration to the common collecting and sorting in the middle to the MRF on the right. It also shows the important role of the museum, creating interstitial spaces so the user can experience this programs in an intimate and spontaneous way.
Close-Up Section: The main focus of this section is to embrace the idea of a continuous museum circulation around the building programs.
Interior View: This interior view showcases the Incineration. Celebrating the way that the structural network system and interior circulation strategies connects back to the building’s program.