2008 Brasilia: Expansion of the Infinitely Thin
A response to both the geometric and cultural context of Brasilia today, the project emerges (or rather SUBmerges) contorted and delaminated grounds in order to provide for the establishment of new adjacencies. The logics of rotational geometry as explored in the previous research are deployed as a means of expanding both the infinitely thin plane of the ground and the insurmountable, thus conceptually also thin, distance between monuments. The expansion opens up specifically framed moments of programmable space, connects distant objects and plazas previously dislocated from each other, AND retains the visual connections already in place. Resideing precisely below the true center of the city, the rotation of fundamental axis' acts as a catalyst for a new experience of the city, though the sub-surface project takes on the role of a new type of anti-monument. Its' true significance lies in the surprise of its' existence as one moves toward, past and eventually through it while warpgin surfaces are constantly forming new horizons and visual frames for the existing architecture.
Primarily the newly framed ground acts as an informal futbol stadium, where 30,000 fans and all the noise and color that accommodate them inhabit the space of the infinitely thin. Submerged from the dictatorship of a successful master-plan, the project is at once a monument to the voice of collective dissent and an anti-monument to the successful preservation of that which beautifully exists.