FULL CAPACITY explores the consequences of a space that is always full. How can capacity be thought of as a condition that requires maintenance?

The traditional practice of making Alentejo wine involves the laborious mixing of grapes in large terracota amphoras, done so to prevent pressure build-up and the subsequent breaking of the container. This process of maintenance led to the development of a nightclub with a wine storage area for the Portuguese community of East Providence.

The project is a collection of rooms for a nightclub that allow for a variation of capacities. Rooms are enclosed by circulation, by the underside of the bridge, and by carving out topography of the site. Separated by circulation, rooms can be combined to increase their capacity over the course of the night, such that "overflow" is a celebrated condition.

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