Open air Cinemas
- 30 individual projectors & parking spaces
- Shop 120 m²
- 25 Parking spaces
- 4 garages 320 m²
- Multi functional terrace 300 m²
- Offices + 2 Conference rooms 305 m²
- 2 changing room 44 m²
- Restaurant + bar + kitchen 320 m²
- 44 Parking spaces
- Main exposition room 720 m²
- Temporary exposition room 305 m²
- Tiquet store & coat check
- 24 Parking spaces
- Automotive retail sales 570 m²
- Car dealership offices 45 m²
- Exposition space 130 m²
«The parking considered as a catalyst, would become a symbiosis host between the event and the accessible destination...»
Simon Henley, The architecture of parking, Parenthèses, 2007, p.14
The P.A.M.A. (Pôle d’Activité et de Modification Automobile: activity and car modification pole) sits between the Parc Astrid and the Justice palace of Charleroi. Its purpose is to create a space for car lovers to gather and reanimate a dead neighborhood night and day.
Like Sunday community markets, this project will welcome similar activity to allow people to use the space permanently in creative ways, like for selling goods, performing, etc.. The idea is to discover to what degree a car lot can coexist with public space, beyond merely being a car lot.
The plan dimensions was inspired by Mahler, Günster et Fuchs « Parkaus » project. The project is an access strip surrounded by perpendicular parking spaces. My project used the same model, but folded it into a Z shape to have it work within the boundaries of the allowable building space. This matrix is repeated at all floors and redesigned to be in osmosis with the organization chart. Many scenarios have emerged from the basic matrix in order to find the most balanced conjunction between road, parking, and public space.