"I would like to create a mall because a lot of the teens I interviewed said they would make a mall. This mall will be an outlet for expressions of art, culture, music, and celebrate ideas that bring positive environmental change. The building has solar power, air/hydraulic power, and will be built from recycled materials whenever possible. The building is located in
towards the middle of all three sites. It is a five level building with environmentally controlled exhibits, stores from around the world, a twisted escalator in the middle, a teen learning center with fun high tech activities, art galleries from around the world including virtual art, storage for travel spheres, rental spaces with virtual vacation homes, outside clear travel ring tubes that connect sites, a fountain space that acknowledges teens, world fashion stores and art underground tunnel that goes around the world fashion store. The building’s purpose is designed to communicate different cultures and have a place for teens to express themselves. Teens said, others accomplishments inspire them. I want to connect art and people from all three sites, by travel and celebrating teen’s accomplishments." Cascade Park
"The basics of my idea start with a stage set up in a public park in between the boundaries of the SAM sites. According to peer interviews, most teens suggested modern and "relaxed" structures. The stage will be fairly small- not too small. The stage has three levels that will showcase the 'art' shown at each site. Artists from all around can show their work there. The stage will hold performances ranging from music to plays to lectures. Any person can experience this structure. Also, the stage will be completely environmentally friendly. In my opinion, the design shows a very modern take on the idea. Rules will not be very enforced, however, very important will definitely be pushed. Children and adults alike can interact with this drawing."
"My concept strives to bring teens together to express themselves in an urbanized, yet ecological surrounding. Teens (and public) will enter for free and suddenly be engulfed in a tree-like structure, completed by plants and sounds from the outdoors. As they travel up the trunk of the tree, their backgrounds and urbanized personalities will collide with the gentle, nature-filled environment created by sounds and lights. At the peak, there will be various events and locations where teens and the public can relax. learn about the art museums that inspired the structure, create their own graffiti art, and experience a greenhouse effect, suspended in the air."
"I chose to have a mobile design to connect all three SAM sites. The design will be somewhat like the monorail experience, only vaster in the feelings of the wall, the colors setting a mood, light changes and sensations from the actual view of historic Seattle buildings. As the transportation moves through the city there will be light changing and sounds depending on where you are and some facts about the area. The future will benefit from the design because believe many people will use the transportation for years to come."
"The link that I envision between the Seattle Art Museum downtown, the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Capitol Hill is both an actual means of transportation throughout the three sites and symbolic of the museum's mission. What better way to connect art to life than to transform the task of getting to your destination into a journey through the city on a bicycle that is it's own piece of art. I see people picking up the museum bikes- recycled, and redesigned by local artists- at one of the three sites and spending anywhere from a few hours to an entire day touring not only the museum's galleries, but the street art and the city architecture along the way."
"My concept on connecting the three SAM sites was to build a ski lift that connects them. The lifts would be colorful on the outside and see-through on the inside. Inside, there would be these awesome spinning chairs according to the site. OSP would have red chairs, SAM would have blue, and SAAM would have green. The awesome spinning chairs would have wheels on them so you can move around in the ball. That goes for the color of the lifts outside too. The shape of the lift would be round like a ball that would spin on the outside, but not on the inside. Hopefully, people would enjoy being in a ski lift downtown and also get to see Seattle from a higher point that just walking through it."
"The purpose of my concept is to create an atmosphere where teens and their families can come to express themselves whether it be through music, design, performance, of fine arts. When the teens enter my building they will be inspired to be artistic. My idea for the main entrance is to have both walls covered with graffiti art. I think that by doing that it can get the teens creative juices flowing. They will have many options for what they can do while at the performance center. For example, teens could put on their own production, in one of the three theatres, or they could design their own products. I placed this structure near OSP because it is a very teen and family friendly place and that’s the kind of vibe that I want people to get from the performance center."
"For my concept I decided to design a link to all three SAM sites with a venue/fountain/park in the middle. There are three tunnels from each site. Each tunnel is easily located and you walk into them. You walk through them until you reach the park (the tunnels only go to the park). Once you step into the park you see a fountain in the middle of it. Only once you get closer do your realize there is a bigger fountain that is built into the ground. In the middle of the fountain is a stage that can be used for music, theater, dance, runway, or any other type of performance."