The Vertical Distributors

“So one way to read Thurgauerstrasse east would be to read the amount of vertical shafts that you have and maybe to activate them differently.”

- Freek Persyn, Architect and Professor for Architecture & Urban Transformation

The key pillars of the circulation in the existing buildings are the staircases and elevator cores. Every building has at least two. The classical spatial ritual of lobby-elevator-reception-corridor-office is present in every building. With small interventions, a different activation of those cores could pave the way for new layouts and series of spaces.