Cirque du Soleil HQ

Cirque du Soleil Headquarters

The speculative design is based on an analysis of vertical circulation and form. Being a tower forces the multiple uses – performance spaces, training zones, and temporary homes – to stretch upwards and creates a vertical dialogue in the way they intersect.

Vertical sections were drawn paying attention to the relation of scales of program and how the programmatic elements interacted with each other.

These studies then progressed into vertical constructs that focused on transparency and light quality.