This building for a house construction company contains three main functions: marketing suite, management offices and client services. A central circulation spine links all the spaces, with their different characters: open, semi-open and closed. Once the building has outlived its original marketing function, it will be assigned a more general use (becoming a club-house, perhaps). The structural system incorporates steel and reinforced concrete. Other materials used include marble, basalt, wood, iron and glass.
Eston Housing Showroom & Sales Office Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2007.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, projects enrolled in the nomination process are documented by the architect(s). In addition to submitting images and drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context and to present the project in two A3 panels.