Brianna Mancini’s proposal for a community pool is rooted in process. An intensive analysis of precedents generated concepts, which were then collaged together to generate a synthesis drawing. This new geometry formed the basis and inspiration for both the conceptual and formal paradigms of the proposal.
Located at Seneca Bluffs Park on the banks of the Buffalo River, the project hugs the shoreline and, in some instances, protrudes over the water to develop a strong connection between structure and river. The main gathering area is pushed toward the back of the site to allow for privacy in the complex from neighbors and vice versa.
– Brianna Mancini, BS Arch
This form was derived from different quadrants of the collage, which follow the concepts of:
– endless circulation
– levitation vs. grounding
– view curation
These concepts influenced the projects organization, ground condition, and spatial delineation. The material properties of wood, juxtaposed with that of concrete, manifested these concepts beyond a formal level.