The distribution of the functions inside the building has been carefully resolved, by considering the connections between the functions and their relation to the public space, as well as taking into account the shade tolerance of each of the programs. This gave us a vertical distribution inside the building: an underground FABlab, the commercial functions in direct relation to the public space and ending with the different types of working areas. Along with three of our neighbors, we have created a large open public space in the center of the plot. Because the position of the neighbors forms a rectangle, it means that our plot is divided by its "diagonals", thus influencing the shape of our building, which has been divided into two parts. The height, function and a public route of our neighbors allowed us to unite our building to theirs, at the same time allowing for the public route to pass through our plot and continue towards the others, creating a fluent public space.
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