SANAA: Competition Sketches
A continuous set of rooms where there is no hierarchy and no apparent structure.
The sketches were made by Ryue Nishizawa during the competition phase of the De Kunstliné Theatre and Cultural Centre. The sketches, made nearly seven years ago, were part of a process toward discovering and illustrating a continuous set of rooms where there is no hierarchy and no apparent structure.
There is no difference between structure and partition or circulation and program. The differences come not from spatial characteristics but from proximity to water, light and adjacent rooms. Equally, where very unique spaces are required, the building rises out of it’s uniform horizontality expressing specific parts of the program; such as the theater.