Collection & Collecting
Poetry Collection, Buffalo
The new home for the University at Buffalo Poetry collection is proposed on the South campus of the University at Buffalo.
The requirement put forward by the client comprises of 20000 sq. ft. of space for the storage of the collection & 20000 sq. ft. with other required activities necessary to attract & promote the rare poetry collection to the society.
The design introduces a space in dialogue with a field. The green space, which formally interlocks as a foreground in-between Clark Hall- students sports center & Hayes building is not been hampered visually. The two distinct fronts of the Poetry collection building responding to the respective side facades.
Eastside responding to the relation with the Clark Hall & West to the Field.
The enclosed building is another series of spaces giving the experience of transition of public areas to the reading & private rare collection storage in the building slowly-unfolding spatial sequence of spaces, which is revealed space by space, like a poem, is revealed through a transition line by line. Poems create space in multiple ways.
The Structure is named FIELD as it responds to the foreground & more important it is going to be a field for Poets to play around the Poem.
"Field" project site
Reception and Poetry wall
Introduction to the site
Experimenting with physical model
Interior lounge space
Interior reading areas
Poetry reading and multipurpose area
"Field" at night