Camsur Capitol Building

Camsur Capitol Building

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Camsur, Philippines

Camsur Capitol Building

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What does a building do for a government? A government building represents both our aspirations and our reality: it is a mirror and a telescope into the future. Successful civic buildings become symbols for their communities. The Camsur Capitol is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the world what Camsur can be through architecture.


We envision a civic architecture borne out of the raw and direct manner in which nature crosses with civilization in the Philippines. The building proposes a synthesis of landscape and architecture through the atavistic transformation of organic forms into a proto-technological instrument that modulates light and heat. The Camsur Capitol is a project that builds on the possibility of designing a different future for architecture by repurposing the endangered material of indigenous cultures and local industry.


The Camsur Capitol consists of a spiraling assembly of Pili nut-shaped husks made from metal sun-screens that in turn produce a series of shaded roof terraces organized around a covered open-air atrium with a dramatic helicoid ramp terminating at a public roof deck offering views of the neighboring volcano, Mt. Isarog.


Project team
Consultants
Consultants
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences/CDRD
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