Hey there fellow mappers!
I have a love-hate relationship with mapping buildings. On one hand, I love the feeling of scale and detail they give to a map. They are the first step in creating a city that is more than just a network of roads and rails. So what's to hate about them? Well, I'm no architect (surprise), and especially when it comes to representative buildings I continuously fail to produce anything that leaves me with a sense of satisfaction.
Currently I'm having trouble with the heart of the Kojolese government, the Gankakuchō so Hyosilwe. I redid that area recently, and now I'm struggeling to come up with a new building. To be fair, I've done everything to make the situation as complicated as possibly, and I wouldn't want to swap roles with the architects in 1990's Pyingshum.
I'll try to summarise the basic idea in a few key points:
administration around the chancellor had been growing for decades, need for an adequate office space that could also be used for representative purposes became more and more urgent, however unfulfilled.
A fire in 1984 (read more) puts a large area in central Pyingshum to ashes, killing hundreds of people. The event is a major disaster for the government of that time conspiracy theories have their heyday.
The area is to be rebuilt, with a new Chancellery facing the Jōbun so Gúwan place. However, the building needs to be built in a way that it doesn't evoke the impression that it outshines the adjacent memorial park dedicated to the victims; yet it still needs to serve for state receptions and other representative events, while also providing the executive with much needed office space. A somewhat, contemporary feel shall be used.
So that's the situation the architects were stuck with; creating a a memorial park (the current version is not necessarily finished, but it should give an idea of the "rivalry" between the two poles in the area) that is not simply tucked away behind a monstrous government HQ but takes up a confident amount of space, while also keeping in mind that they shape the most prestigious city square of the nation, which must still appear timeless in 100 years.
I'm out of inspiration for building footprints, and would love to see some of your idea; whether it be a full-blown osm file covering the whole corner, or the literal sketch on the back of a napkin. I've sketched out the conflict of interest in a little bit more detail in the wiki articles above. Thanks to everyone participating!