PIER X: BEYOND THE LOOP
A HUMAN-CENTRIC APPROACH TO THE ARCHITECTURE OF MUSEUM
The aim of the project was to experiment with a human centric approach towards the architecture of museums. We aimed to create an environment where the architecture itself, along with immersive site-specific art displays, can have a core focus on stimulating alertness, presence and awareness. To achieve this, we turned towards Neuroscience data to formulate an interdisciplinary outlook on program, circulation, scale and density, while considering New York City's environmental stressors such as air quality, sensory overload, high population density, noise pollution and lack of design for human scale as starting points.
We approached the programming in a way where we can respect these physiological, sub-perceptual needs of users, and work towards their optimal functioning. We created a space that provides cues, as opposed to definitive guides, that encourages free exploration, and sets engaging intersections in your path, between solitary journeys and more collective ones.