FIBONACCI ALGORITHM

02Dec08

COMPETITION PROPOSAL FOR THE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY IN DELFT LOSS AND OPPORTUNITY

/project by Ioulietta Zindrou, Georgia Voudouri and Verena Vogler

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The Bouwkunde building goes back to the 60s with a typical modern Campus.

The destruction of the Bouwkunde building caused a striking architectural void as well as striking disturbance of its Social Network. Suddenly, a central and important building was missing in the Campus Grid.

In our approach, we face this moment of social discontinuity with the transformation of the original campus grid. Particularly, we use a mathematical algorithm which has many applications in evolutionary biology as well as developmental biology:

Fibonacci algorithm:

1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34

Apart from its biological component, the Fibonacci algorithm has an geometrical component, since it can be used to infer the Golden Section:

1 /1 = 1,   2/1 = 2,   3/2 = 1·5,   5/3 = 1·666…,   8/5 = 1·6,   13/8 = 1·625,   21/13 = 1·61538…

By applying these algorithms several options appeared of where to place the new building. In the end, the new building can fill the gap and re-adapt the void. The result is a transformed Bouwkunde Campus which can successfully encounter the social discontinuity.

Panels

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Topview of  proposal

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The winners of the competition are announced here

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