An architectural vision to create suspended buildings presented a great many challenges. The overriding consideration was the plan for the buildings’ roofs to be suspended. This would require a intricate level of attention to be given to the anchoring of the building supports and the geometric nature of the buildings themselves.
The location’s natural creek bed also needed to be dammed to create the two ponds, and the water had to be kept at a controlled level all year round. Waterproofing the buildings was a key issue here, necessary for conservation of artwork contained inside the structures.
With a natural predominance of porous limestone in the area, water flows beneath the buildings. As such, the foundations would need to accommodate this and prevent water from seeping into the gallery spaces and other areas.