Beebreeders

Kemeri Bog Competition

(A)  View towards Main Entrance

(A) View towards Main Entrance

ORACLE

In Classical Antiquity, the Oracle was thought to be the mystical portal through which the Gods could speak directly to the people.


This proposal is shaped as a man-made clearing, a space that allows for an interface between the Earth and the Sky; the vertical axis that can intersect with the horizon and the extended horizontal path that will traverse the Great Kemeri Bog. It is a space that allows for the gathering of knowledge through its Visitor Center exhibition and a place of respite as a kind of oasis that offers regeneration.

The enclosing walls are fabricated in faceted sections from Shou Sugi Ban charred wood, a finishing system invented in Japan that naturally preserves the material. It is set up to act as a scrim- a surface that both filters the condition that lies beyond it while allowing natural light to enter in.

(A) Oracle Plan

(A)  Section through Courtyard and Campground  (B)  View from outdoor Cafe towards Ticket Booth

(A) Section through Courtyard and Campground
(B) View from outdoor Cafe towards Ticket Booth

October 2018