[b]OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY[/b]
following the legacy of first African American president Barack Obama the center is designed as a journey of positive change to equality and sustainability, along the path of his life in the form of a ramp that goes up to complete a loop connecting two geodesics which links the site to Honolulu & white house, keeping Chicago as its axis.
The volume keeps the ground clear creating visual connection between the center and context besides allowing flexible entry from any direction and making a covered public space by the street; while the roof reclaims green, connecting sky to ground and becoming an extension to Washington Park.
entrance lobby at central atrium designed as a tropical garden of Hawaii is the starting point of journey and functional spaces are arranged around it in two concentric curvilinear zones, where archive and research areas are developed parallel to temporary and permanent display areas allowing flexibility to go for deeper research from casual experience if desired by any visitor.
An array of wind turbines integrated with envelope harvests energy of the windy city, Chicago, while reducing the carbon footprint of[b] OPL[/b] by the use of clean energy. Green roof will harvest rainwater while reducing heat island effect and preserving micro ecology.