Candice Luhua Chen

Tomaquag New Research & Archive Center

Indigenous Museum Archive, Storage & Research Center Design

My Design start with the Concept of patch. Patch to heal the ground, the earth and history as well. To heal, to recover. The design combines the archive, collection and research rooms together at the center of the building with other facilities surrounding it. This ensures access to sunlight for spaces such as office, exhibition space, and public library, while keeping the archive center to be dark, which is necessary for preservation. The ripped holes of the patch forms skylights, research rooms & exhibition wall