CONTEXT / ASSUMPTIONS
The competition design is a new proposal for Agora building interiors, designed by JEMS ARCHITEKCI in 2002.
New ways of work, employee mobility, technological mobility, miniaturization of devices and digitalization of archiving have created an opportunity to be better reflected in the arrangement of concepts guiding the designers of the building: "openness, communication, continuity of space, permeation, blurring of borders, dialogue between different types of space".
The original values of AGORA's image: openness, modernity, friendly working environment devoid of hierarchy, freedom of exchanging thought, ease of discussion are still relevant today.
Basing on the above assumptions, it was assumed that the new arrangement is to be a continuation of the original functional and spatial architectural ideas of the building; the task is to adapt the space to the changing technological reality, and to create a working environment corresponding to contemporary needs of the users.
The arrangement is another layer in a building with a very strong architectural identity and, at the same time, a strongly domesticated, "long inhabited" building.