The extension of the KCP aims to promote unity between the new extension and the KCP building, through the definition of a porch that embraces the two buildings and generates a new global image. A system defined by a cover and columns surrounds with a unique gesture both buildings acting as a filter facade.
The new building is placed on the south part within the area owned by KCP and defines a cloister. Its proportions reflects the ones of an urban public square, and its centrality contributes to generate an urban centre aggregation, by adding a new function to the whole complex.
The exhibition/ event area is located on the first floor, directly connected with the foyer of the existing building, leaving the ground floor clear and permeable.
On the ground floor, small and transparent volumes host several functions such as: entrance, bookshop, caffè and service entrances and deliveries and vertical connections.
The exhibition space is organised according to an orthogonal system of large beams that divide spaces in a regular way, emphasising different hierarchies and atmospheres. This structural beam system minimises the presence of vertical structures, generating large and flexible open spaces which can be divided according to the proposed event.
The general strategy of the project is essentially based on the unity of all spaces and at the same time on the diversification of the proposals atmospheres.
Natural light is provided by few but important openings that compose the facade, which frames fragments of landscape.