Public Exhibition Center + Post Office

The concept of this post office/public exhibition center is inspired by the analysis of the Danteum by Giuseppe Terragni – an introspective building which holds a symbolic significance as well as public functions.  The post office serves to represent the role of the USPS as an agent for informational exchange.  The public exhibition center also functions in the same manner.  The programs are housed within an introspective building orienting around a courtyard.  There are two main entrances – a symbolic gateway ending the axis of Houston and a more intimate entrance which connects directly to the post counters – pulling people in from both sides of the building.  Other programs include a restaurant, a concert hall, a cinema, a gallery, an exhibition lobby, and a roof garden.

Manhattan, New York
2001 / Second Year Undergraduate (Richard Rosa)