Courtyard and entrance

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The approach to the gathering space in the courtyard from the western wing. A series of openable screens run across beside the route, separating the entrance to the courtyard from the entrance to the gathering space while maintaining a degree of visual connection. The balance of privacy in this public space is a challenge; I’m negotiating it by creating a path that goes into and through the western wing before re-emerging and leading to the gathering space – but when the screens are open, there is no need to go through the wing. That allows people to enter the gathering space directly, which will be useful when there are events in the space which don’t require the wing to be open.

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