THE CAR AUCTION HOUSE
Located along Abdelwahab El Inglizi street in the Achrafieh, the project aims to glorify the presence of the vintage auctioned automobiles, by the introduction of a spiral inside-out vehicular ramp that governs the project and characterizes its facade. The ramp creates a show that dominates the exhibition space from the ground floor up to the auction hall, interlocking the pedestrian circulation as a loop of visual and physical interaction between the exhibited vehicles and the visitors. It influences the form of the membrane as the catalyst of the project by hosting a café, a lecture hall, an office floor and a public restaurant. This ramp assembles also within its layers the project’s main steel frame structural system.