Winning Proposal _ Arslan Arkallayev

The Book Bar

Perspective : Day

Elevation : Night

Anchored in the heart of the ever-lively Brera design district in Milan, the design proposal is intended to celebrate and embrace the urban condition of the city, both during the day and night. The transformer-like structure is raised throughout the day operating as a bookstore, and lowered at night to enclose and protect the books inside.

Model shot : Interior


The pavilion’s raised state incorporates a roof that comes to the shoulder height. To go into this nomadic bookstore pavilion means to duck oneself under the roof. This simple gesture is encountered with the soft interior cladding of the bookshop, creating a stark contrast to the open city area around it.

Perspective : Piazza San Marco