GRIDS: The aim of this project was to create a new use for Jacob Wells Baths, Bristol. The building was originally public baths, and then became a community dance centre in the 1980's. My aim was to continue to keep the building open to the community by creating an infrastructure which increases functionality, I was able to speak to members of the community to find out what they would like to happen to the building. From this, I kept the use of the main space as a performance/rehearsal area, mainly for aerial performances to utilise the height of the main room.
The purpose of the grid is to allow more light to enter the main room as well as the bar. Within the grid are viewpoints to allow visitors to see glimpses of performances and rehearsals in the main room.
The North grid was created mainly for children and families to ensure my design catered to all ages of the community, with a number of schools nearby I designed a library and activity area to allow the schools to use the multi-use building.