“The Mechanics Institute” is inspired by the cliff on site, various strategies are used in this project to delivering an energy-efficient building complex. It also strives to create a dialogue between the building and the cliff, where the main volume of the building is elevated to allow a straightforward transition to the visual overhang. This experience is then amplified upon reaching the upper floors, where a higher altitude would better frame the visual extension of the river. The essence of the project lies on the use of locally sourced materials, which echos the importance of both visual continuity and sustainability.
The Mechanics Institute