Located within the Illinois Institute of Technology, the project proposal involves the construction of a space (place) that celebrates the life and works of Mies.
The functional program is organized in homogeneous interconnected areas, imagining the path within the spaces, to be returned to the surrounding environment. Therefore, the structure has the constraint of also representing a filter (questa è una traduzione letterale, ma abbrevierei con “the structure also represents a filter), able to mediate the relationships between the green and the context, through a succession of empty and full spaces, thus creating a direct contact between the inside and the outside and establishing a visual and material connection between the building and the context.
The core of the project is represented by the exhibition space for the Mies van der Rohe collection, which at the same time becomes a commemorative place, able to synthesize and enclose the architect’s working life. Simultaneously, the entire building serves the entire campus, becoming not only a place for study and research, but also an attractive element for visitors.