(SAN ANTONIO · TEXAS · 2017)
ORGANIZATION TO FREE FLOW: BETWEEN MAN-MADE AND NATURAL.
The San Antonio Education Center forms a bridge over the threshold between the sub-divisional nature of the city and the adjacent river. As the building approaches the river side, the rooms expand in size, passage-ways become broader and the orthogonal partitioning of the building breaks in an attempt to reflect the river’s formal qualities. Circulation becomes less restricted as the corridors grow into hang-out areas and the specifically purposed rooms transition into free-use public spaces. The natural sunlight entry is prioritized through the river side to guide the occupants' natural instinct to move towards the river while inside the building.