Visiting DC was very inspirational for my Hostel in the City; it brought the context of the city to light. The city is very interesting in the fact that it is such a transient city, so a hostel is perfect for this prime location. Biking around the city I was able to see many the different facets of people that inhabit this spot in the Foggy Bottom district. The hostel and library were designed so that if funnels in the many different groups to activate this space. I wanted the building to be elastic enough to bring the students from George Washington University, the residents of the area, and the government workers who bring a very international aspect to the area. To keep the communal aspect to this space I kept as much green space as possible because DC lacks good public spaces that bring together people and are used. Instead of making the footprint of the building occupy the entire space, I decided that I should raise one of the functions of the building above the green space and have them supported by the two spaces.
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