Competition Submission for a new Cultural Precinct


In 2013 Makeka Design Lab partnered with EFGH, a prominent boutique architecture outfit in New York, to conceptualize and design a Cultural Precinct as part of a competition brief aiming to balance the pragmatic with the poetic.

Whilst the notion of artistic precincts is healthy supported and contested both in practice and in theory at the global scale, they remain critical tools for cities to position and strengthen and evolve their creative resources. Whilst rampant gentrification often renders such exercises a potential blight on adjoining real estate conditions, the physical fragility of this particular site is contrasted by its resilient real estate setting and appropriate construct as a potential site of invention, delight, and architectural joy at the universal scale of the human body.