The design brief demands a link between the ground floor and the basement. The connecting void gives luster to an area which is deprived of daylight. Appears to function well. From the rugged bike basement there is a playful transition to a plaza which provides space for office and commercial facilities.
The square is a platform for exhibitions in various setups. The exposed work needs to behave powerfully in a space that diffuses on all sides. The illuminating white screen of the high glass wall gives some backing.
The photos were taken in 2012, fourteen years after the renovation.