“The Library reflects both the president’s background as well as the presidency; a president that on one hand introduced patient protection and affordable medical care, and on the other hand is delivering weapons to Syria. A rather controversial presidency, which in this project is formally expressed as following: when orthogonality meets the curve.” – Armin Senoner
Senoner’s Presidential Library design conveys the complexity of politics and socio-economic matters. It’s never about pure prosperity or pure chaos. Equally, the future will not consist of techno-utopia or a dystopian nightmare. The truth lies in the middle – a grey scale future that’ll be just as complex as, if not more than, our present reality. Shouldn’t our architecture – be it present or future – convey these complexities to remind us of where we currently are and where we’re heading?
Photo Credit: Armin Senoner