Y3+1 is a mixed-use development of office, residential and an Intercontinental Hotel above the city of Yerevan, Armenia, opposite the Mount Ararat. With its pristine location, the project site offers open views over the city as well as the surrounding nature. The hill has been excluded from public use, so that the design aims to make it fully accessible and create an urban plateau, promenades and a public landscape. The architecture will only act as a shading device above the ground with only their public program and the circulation cores touching the ground. The building's upper floors are connected in order to allow another connected layer of programs on the upper floors.
Team: Ulrich Kirchhoff, Claudia Wigger, Louise Low, Keith Chung, Hugo Ma, Tim Mao Yiqing, Christopher Tan
2009, ice - ideas for contemporary environments