You will bring architecture and planning together on this unique course accredited by ARB, RIBA and RTPI. Design at all scales from master-planning to building and technical detail. Work on creative projects and learn state-of-the-art methods of communicating your ideas visually. The course includes study visits, exploration of history, place and ideas of architecture to help make you an employable professional architect and planner.
Bridge of Opportunities - A place to shape young minds: The philosophy of the design, that supports the Wiltshire Core Strategy is to provide opportunity to prevent anti-social behaviour exhibited by young people in the area, instead of acting only after the crime took place. The proposed design provides facilities both for the young people joining the behaviour reformative programme but also the local community. By doing this, troubled teens remain a vital part of the society making the local residents aware of the existing problem, showing them at the same time, the progress and effort young people do to return back to the community. Based on the research, and the findings supporting new approach to the youth justice system, and the methods to stimulate young people intellectually, the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) was integrated to the proposal. The idea is for youths to train shelter dogs for adoption, while learning responsibility, maturity and sense of purpose, before returning back to the community.
Chalk & cheese: Situated in the heart of a redundant quarry, this proposal and supporting masterplan locates the epicenter of the ‘chalk-and-cheese’ arable and pastoral landscapes of Wiltshire. The scheme responds to local qualification and skills shortages by drawing upon the concept of Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) to correct social behaviours amongst local youths. The principle building is informed by biophilic design and the prominence of the vernacular courtyard farmstead. An
agricultural, educational and social space are united by a central atrium exhibiting a rotary milking parlour, ensuring that the dairy herd remain a viewable entity at all times. This is accompanied by an on-site residential scheme for students and an anaerobic waste digester to serve the surrounding communities.
Salisbury Water Healing Centre: The proposed design is a place where people and water will have an especial bond. The concept is to create an utopic building where the will be no racial or social discrimination utilising nature, one of the few elements that has been in our history since the beginning of the time. The building is designed in order to minimise the segregation of people with disability, allowing them to freely move around the building with no problem.
THE HOLY BREW - A re-imagination of monastic typology: In Salisbury, a city proud of its rich ecclesiastical heritage, lies the perfect opportunity resurrect the ancient practice of monasticism on an old chalk quarry site.
The landscape of the natural environment is recognised and treated as the architecture of the land, whose quiet and discreet beauty both compliments and creates dialogue with the monastery.
The programme adopts an emmer wheat brewery, embracing both the chalky environment on the site and a worldwide love of beer to ultimately produce a logical method of funding the monastic life, whilst forming a mode of connection with the public through the celebration of the brewing process expressed in the architecture.
Arranged vertically using an eclectic material palette, creating spectrum and gradient between the sacred monastery chapel and the profane brewery, this programme recognises that these are not brewers, they are monks, and that they brew beer to be able to afford being monks.
STEM and Star Gazing Centre: At the city scale, the aim of the masterplan is to create a city more reliable on bikes rather than cars and also a better green network to decrease the air pollution and increase the vision of the night sky. At the site scale, the quarry has been transformed into an observation park. At the building scale, I have designed a STEM and star gazing centre with planetarium and observatory. The journey through the building is a learning process. STEM LEARNING -> UNDERSTANDING -> EXPERIENCE. The STEM learning space is where is where the visitors can learn through play. The planetarium is the part of the learning process where the visitors will understand the night sky before eventually entering the observatory (the show-stopper) where the visitors can experience the night sky first hand.
DEATH: A METAPHYSICAL METAMORPHOSIS: Given rapidly depleting cemetery space, increasing urban populations, and the acute environmental toll of both burial and cremation, alternative funerary practices are inevitable, yet currently unresolved. Our cities require new mortuary options which respond to the constraints of ecology, time, and limited burial space. The city of Salisbury presents two prominent issues of an ageing population with no cemetery space, and a once flourishing biodiversity now in rapid decline. The resultant scheme seeks to address these problems in one cohesive scheme of a Promession facility and Butterfly Reserve. The organic compound produced from the process of promession will be scattered in a butterfly reserve aiding in the regeneration of the quarry site and in the growth of flowers for the butterflies habitat. The proposal presents a forward looking approach to death where a butterfly takes place of the conventional gravestone.
Wiltshire Whisky Distillery Farm: In response to Salisbury and Wilton’s growing identity as a tourist destination, and its proportionally diminishing agricultural heritage, the brownfield site at Quidhampton Quarry will be used to create an agro-tourism node. A Distillery Farm will be developed within the site, and will provide a Whisky Distillery for tourists to tour, dine and stay in, and a community farm for the local community to enjoy.
This project was largely guided by Vernacular Theory, and considered the availability of local resource and its potential use at a site scale. The distillery and farm will provide and use resources for one another; barley grown by the community farm will be used within the distilling process, this process produces a mash, which will be given to the farm to be used as an animal feed.
Vernacular precedent studies and a consideration of the availability of local, traditional construction materials, such as straw bales and lime plaster, guided the architectural development of this project. The configuration of internal space allows the distillery to be a continuation of the site journey through the distilling process (from barley to bottle). Site views and the manipulation of natural lighting were considered to create the appropriate atmosphere for each space within the distilling journey.
Quidhampton Food Village:
Salisbury is a city surrounded by the rural area, on the land rich of natural and historic heritage. The proposal for the site and the city is established on the character of the city. The Masterplan main scheme is ‘Growing and Greening’ the city. The city development will be based on the healthy and sustainable community growth.
The old quarry will be transformed to the green site, where local communities will be growing food in a community garden, have an access to the community hub and will take part into indoor growing. Although, the idea of local food growing in Salisbury will benefit 9 million people of the wider UK community. The definition of the proposed Food Hub is quite different from the traditional food processing hubs. The Quidhampton Food Village is going to be a place that concentrates local food production and sale, provides education programmes and enhances community coherence. This is not going to be a place of labour and lasting intensive growing and distribution, but rather a social place for public interactions, improving local economy and creating an enhanced food community.
Military rehabilitation centre: Military recovery centre that uses community rehabilitation as a healing process. Community rehabilitation is the activities, courses and mentoring that enable a wounded, injured or sick soldier to be able to return to duty or transition into civilian life. The centre will use sport as a healing process. Sport has obvious physical benefits but it also has the ability to give confidence and independence to those who have suffered life changing injuries. Sport is also the focus of the master-plan, and has been used as an agenda to help improve health in wider community of Salisbury.
Quidhampton Butterfly Centre and Vivariums: For many civilizations, the butterfly is seen as a symbol of new beginnings and rebirth. This project seeks to utilise the butterfly’s symbolism to breathe new life into a once naturally rich quarry site near Salisbury, fallen into disuse following heavy industry. The aim is to provide a hub for the natural butterfly population of Wiltshire to rejuvenate, and to create stronger links to the area’s wider biodiversity network.
It is proven that large-scale conservation schemes have helped to increase butterfly populations in recent years, but as part of a city-wide effort, the site will encourage humans to interact with nature with a lighter touch, and allow it to flourish. The Butterfly Centre, designed using materials which embed it within the site, will be used by visitors to observe and learn about the inhabitants of the two vivariums - native butterflies on the rooftop, and tropical butterflies within the hemispheric dome.
Salisbury Day and Respite Centre:
The aim of this building is to provide an open and comfortable place for those with health related problems in Salisbury and the surrounding areas. The day and respite centre will provide support to those suffering with long-term mental and physical health problems as well as offering support to their families. Within Salisbury there are 4,096 unpaid carers and 47,608 in Wiltshire as a whole. This shows there is a great need for this type of building, to support those who require care, and those offering care to others. This building could benefit the lives of so many and also improve the lives of those at their time of need. This community feeling will extend out into the surrounding community and into the wider region as a social hub for all.
EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN: Astronomy is known as the oldest natural science, with its origins dating back to antiquity. We as humans have been captivated by what’s beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Theories about the stars have evolved, replacing established beliefs from our ancestors.
With the world fascinated by what we cannot see, I am taking this opportunity to create a project to give people a further understanding of space and all the questions that surround this topic. Exploring the Unknown focuses on allowing visitors to explore their imagination and test the possibility, Earth and the space beyond has still to offer. The project gives the European and UK space agency a place to continue their research as well as present their findings and engage with the general public. This will encourage and enhance the interests in astronomy in the UK into the future.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust HQ and Visitor Centre: ‘There is something of the marvellous in all things of nature.’ (Aristotle). As more and more people are living in cities and are dominated by technology our connection with nature is diminishing. This is something that the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust wants to tackle, to immerse visitors back within nature and encourage children to run, jump and play.
They own 37 nature reserves with 6 located in and around Salisbury. Commonly associated as the ‘Countryside City’, Salisbury has the unique habitats of the Naddar Valley and Salisbury Plain on its doorstep. This creates an opportunity to connect these habitats and reconnect visitors with nature as well as fulfilling a local need for vocational education. Currently the WWT estimate that they help over 380,000 people connect with nature in their local area a year. Which through restoring, reconnecting and recreating wildlife habitats could dramatically improve the lives of Salisbury residents and tourists.
Salisbury Project: For my studio project I aimed to create a military veteran scheme that taught veterans about the methods of sustainable farming, and provided them with an adaptable qualification for a sustainable future. The building I focused upon during the project was the communal building presented within this document. The concept of the building was to integrate into the environment and work with the landscape that is Quidhampton Quarry. To achieve this concept, I staggered the building into the chalk clifface, and paired materials so that the building would match its surroundings. The building is the public face of the scheme, and provides an insight into sustainable farming, an exquisite restaurant and a viewing corridor to gaze at across the ambit of the landscape.
Ringwood Brewery: Quidhampton Quarry sits on the outskirts of Salisbury, a large unused site that will now take the form of an “Industrial Park”. Designed in the style of Capability Brown’s Romantic Landscapes, the green parkland walkways will guide visitors past contemporary industrial follies, such as solar arrays and wind turbines, to an employment complex where the public can interact and sample the site’s multiple produce.
The staple of the site will be Ringwood Brewery, sat proudly on the edge of a lake, emulating the manor house of the Romantic Landscape. The brewery will be designed using architectural theory “Form Follows Function”, meaning the process will be represented in the design, allowing the public to understand ale production. The public bar space will sit amongst the large copper fermentation tanks which reach up to 40oC, immersing visitors in the brewery process occurring around them through physical interaction as well as visual communication.
The Bat Hibernaculum: Juxtaposing the relationship between bat and human, the Bat Hibernaculum is primarily designed for bat’s needs; the upper canopy of the building becomes a flight zone and roosting space for the bats, whilst the understorey provides an immersive experience for visitors, together with training individuals in the field of ecology and conservation.
The de-constructed form of a rock-pile generates a semi-permeable cavernous structure, allowing for wild bats to leave and return, where visitors can watch from below. Through the creation of this scheme, critical research can be attained by resident ecologists, to better understand the life of bats, and improve on-going conservation efforts. Additionally, by developing the quarry into a beautiful landscaped environment, and furthermore a protected conservation site, its primary goal is to re-establish wild, endangered populations of bats, and provide a much-needed catalyst for environmental change.
Salisbury Country Beach and Skatepark:
We were asked to create a proposal for the redevelopment of the abandoned limestone quarry in Salisbury. After considering all of the research we did on Salisbury, I decided that there was a need for more recreation areas and facilities that can be enjoyed by all ages. The existing topography of the quarry would lend itself perfectly to a small lake intended for swimming and kayaking or canoeing.
The abandoned quarry is currently used as a makeshift skatepark by young people in the area, so I felt it was important that they have a proper facility. Therefore, the proposal includes an indoor and outdoor skatepark. The indoor skatepark, and other proposed
buildings on site, will be constructed using Glulam frames and Trombe Walls will be used at the front elevation for stability and passive heating.
Emergency Service Training Centre: Global warming, natural disasters, and terrorism are becoming an ever more apparent threat to societies across the world. There is an increasing need to mitigate and adapt to these pressures and be prepared for unexpected eventualities. New threats appear every day and in a globally connected world, where technology is key to success and prosperity, being prepared is key.
Salisbury, like most cities in the UK, is woefully unprepared to deal with future disasters. Outdated services, disconnected communities, car-centred sprawling suburbs and a weak central core mean that the city struggles to compete and connect sustainably. This project intends to bring connectivity and emergency preparedness to the forefront of the city, driving Salisbury into modern day prosperity. It argues the need for collaboration and knowledge-sharing between community, business, education, local governance and the emergency services, creating realistic training that ensures emergency preparedness and combating strategies, that create a safer city for the future.
Redefining Waste: My vision of Salisbury will address the ‘wastefulness of society’ by tackling issues of consumption and production. To address these problems, I wish to create a project which will act as a vessel for improvement and sustainability in regards to Salisbury and the surrounding areas. The concept for the site is to create a vision of true sustainability which would act as a catalyst for Salisbury to become a much more conscious, connected and celebrated city for both its rich history and progressive future.
The project will achieve this through the creation of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) with its adjoined facilities and city allotments. Rather than acting as separate entities, the site will become holistic ecosystems which offer a progressive solution to Salisbury’s waste management and food creation. In doing so, the site will become a celebration of localism and will help educate and inspire a much more conscious and aware city.
Wellness Spa in Salisbury: The aim of this project to water worship, based on the historic origin of the New Salisbury and towns decreasing tourism popularity issue. The project is a celebration of different water purification methods and the benefits behind the water element, through the appreciation of the past development of the city. People of Salisbury have always been benefiting from their water supplies whether it was fishing or getting fresh water to their home's This scheme will continue to do so, by giving people of Salisbury a place where they can continue to indulge in what water has to offer. The proposal of the Wellness Spa is not only about bringing the local people back to their origin, but to create a stronger economy by attracting tourism back and make Salisbury a getaway place where they can forget about the hustle and bustle of day to day life's and indulge in what Salisbury has to offer.
Bikers Retreat, Salisbury Bike Park: All too often new buildings eradicate the history of the site in which they stand, creating meaningless places with a lack of identity and sense of place. Imerys quarry provides a development opportunity, set in a landscape of reductive topography that possesses the potential of a bike park which will be enthralling and unique. The bike park will include a range of activity and accommodation:
Pump tracks, jump tracks, BMX, drop-off practice, Indoor bike skills and Mountain bike trails of variable difficulty
Zip wire, Woodland playground, Log Cabins, Camping
The main building, The Bikers Retreat, will include:
Café, Bike shop, Workshop and Bike hire/storage,
Rooftop Bar with balcony views extending across the park.
The Bikers retreat aims to encapsulate an industrial link to the quarry and a connection of bike activity within the park, through the extensive use of corten steel and an elongated, horizontal, built form with bike ramps cascading through and around, making reference to the form and layout of quarrying, conveyor belt machinery, whilst allowing users of the building to see the ongoing bike activity.
TEENAGERS’ ACTIVITY PARK:
THROUGHOUT THE RESEARCH CARRIED FOR SALISBURY I HAVE IDENTIFIED A LACK OF YOUNGER PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA. SALISBURY CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AS A “HOME” FOR ELDER PEOPLE. THIS ISSUE HAS OCCURED DUE TO THE LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES AND OPTIONS FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE SUCH AS EDUCATION,ACTIVITY AND GENERAL OPPORTUNITIES. MY AIM IS TO ATTRACT YOUNGER GENERATIONS TO THE AREA AND BRING BACK THE LIFE AND “COLOUR”. MY SCHEME IDEA IS TO CREATE AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY PARK FOCUSED ON TEENAGERS AND INCLUDING SOME OF THE MAIN ACTIVITIES THAT THEY ENJOY. THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY PARK WILL FACILITATE AS A GO KART PARK, AS GO KARTING IS ONE OF THE MAIN ACTIVITIES THAT TEENAGERS ENJOY AND THE SITE CAN PROVIDE THE TOPOGRAPHY TO DESIGN IT. THE MAIN BUILDING WILL ACCOMMODATE THE NECESSARY FACILITIES AND SOME INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR THE TEENAGERS. USERS WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A PARTLY MECHANICAL EDUCATION BY THEIR ACCESS TO THE GARAGES, WHICH WILL BE A PART OF THE GO KART ‘JOURNEY’..
Redeveloping a dis-used quarry into a visitors attraction in Salisbury, Wiltshire; UK: The project seeks to attract a different visitor demographic to the city of Salisbury boosting the local economy and increasing the demand for an improved transport network. The quarry scale development runs alongside a Masterplan introducing green transport routes along the cities existing rivers.
The site scale attraction celebrates the quarries existing assets including the views both within the site and to the surrounding area. Both the building and site seeks to evoke emotions of wonder, anticipation and delight as views are hidden and then celebrated in a dramatic way. The site scale programme includes a giant swing, zip wire and tree top walk seeking to provide for the 'thrill-seeking' personality. A restaurant, pool/spa facility and cafe is also provided for those 'spectating' visitors. Accommodation is also provided for visitors from farther afield.
Sculptural Informatics (sculptural information in South Wiltshire): South Wiltshire has evolved over time and has been regarded through time with its many different identities (the religious, the market town, the city of the countryside, the Tourist city), however it is its craft and relics of its old industries that have left it as a tourist hub. The current domestic nature and demographics (comprising of a higher percentage of older people) means it can take advantage by being a city for respite (for social health).
The aim of this development is to preserve the “domestic” nature of the area, fostering community spirit and interaction, and also to promote the touristic interests within the area thereby boosting local economy. This will be achieved by connecting south Wiltshire’s abundant sculptural identity through a sustainable transport network, but also a network of community hubs for the production of therapeutic sculpture which will boost community interaction and mental wellbeing.
Unorthodox Sativa: Salisbury is known for its Military presence due to the barracks, training centres and its close proximity to the Salisbury Plain, which houses a growing population of military families. However, there is a lack of veteran care services available to allow for an easy transition when injured ex-military personnel return to their homes. This scheme is an ex-military rehabilitation centre for those suffering from severe Traumatic Brain Injury; using the treatment of Cannabidiol (CBD), a medicinal product derived from Cannabis Sativa. The architecture makes reference to the previous industry of the Quarry whilst using the contours to accommodate the growing and extracting of the CBD oil. The rehabilitation building is designed through proxemics principles to ensure each space responds to the specific needs of the users. This rehabilitation centre is phase one of a wider city scale master plan of health hubs, to ensure health care is an accessible, integral and socially inclusive element of everyday life in Salisbury. Combining shared facilities in the health hubs with specialist programmes in the rehabilitation centre breaks down the barriers for veterans
Dawn of Anthropocene: Salisbury’s Apiculture Centre & Conservation Park: The Anthropocene is the geological age defined by humanity’s profound effect on the planet’s climate and biodiversity. The projects highlights our dependency on the natural world and aims to inspire positive interactions between humans and nature. The scheme looks to harness Salisbury’s historical relationship with its natural surroundings to develop an educational attraction that protects and enhances the environment and its rare bees. Using these pollinators, the ambition is to rejuvenate the quarry and create the perfect environment for both bee and humans to enjoy together. The projects demonstrates how even a scarred hole in the ground can be transformed into a place of beauty by collaborating with nature. The site acts as a catalyst for the wider masterplan to integrate nature and bees into the urban network. The quality of the local environment and the health of bees is intrinsically linked so in adding green corridors that benefit bees, the project also helps tackle locally identified issues like social segregation, urban fragmentation and green space accessibility.
PLANTING A SEED: Abandonment has allowed Quidhampton Quarry to be colonised by nature, a quality embraced by this project; a proposed seed bank and associated visitor centre.
The project aims to rejuvenate the industrial landscape by planting locally important species within the quarry and preserving biodiversity by storing their seeds within the seed bank. Seeds are also distributed from the seed library to encourage the propagation of these species.
Visitors travel through the woodland and into the visitor centre before they descend the industrial tower whilst viewing the cliff face. Once underground they can view the seeds’ progression from collection to storage. This experience allows visitors to appreciate the importance of nature, realise the need to preserve and enhance biodiversity and understand how this can be done in a seed bank. When inspired, visitors are able to participate in the process by collecting seeds from the seed library and growing them themselves.
Quidhampton Quarry, Salisbury: There is growing concern about the mental well-being of veterans returning from action. A proposal for a Rehabilitation Centre on the site of Quidhampton Quarry, Salisbury, aims to help integrate veterans back into civilian life. The scheme focuses on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with the use of equine assisted therapy. The Centre is designed for the relationship between human and horse to developed through the process of therapy, with specific focus on visual connections between the companions. The building integrates into the landscape in a private but accessible response, ensuring sensitivity is addressed to cater for vulnerable users. The surrounding area has also been master-planned to rehabilitate the scars left on the site, with focus on integration into the ‘outside world’ incorporating their family relationships, creating a ‘middle ground’ activity which is inclusive of all members effected by PTSD.
Wiltshire Buddhist Retreat for mental wellbeing: The project is located in Quidhampton Quarry, Salisbury, and aims to facilitate Buddhist teachings to help users cope with any mental health issues they may be suffering. Here, they will learn meditation, yoga, mindfulness, etc. The building has been carefully designed to reflect Buddhist spirituality and provide a safe, comfortable environment that will being people together and work towards a sustainable future.
Dementia Care and Respite Centre: This scheme is at the heart of a citywide Masterplan aiming to integrate demographic and improve health and wellbeing through creative design solutions. The building is designed to encourage wandering and exploration of the external environment. This proposal is as much about the landscape as it is building. Providing patients with an occupation such as gardening improves health and wellbeing by engaging the senses and can be used as a therapy tool to support patients living with dementia. This engagement with nature also allows patients to feel more attuned to seasonal changes and the passage of time. The accommodation within the building emulates the path of natural light to aid navigation through ones daily routine wanders. To enhance the legibility of the outdoor environment landmarks and latent environmental cues have been designed to help navigate and situate the patients. The external circulation of the building under a polycarbonate and timber structure is intended to further amplify the external environment to stimulate the senses, to enhance the experiential day to day journey from morning to evening.
Biophilic Affiliation: The UK is in a mental health crisis, with a particular focus on children and young people. Young people are affected disproportionately with over half of mental health problems starting by the age of 14 and 75% by 18. Plans to transform attitudes to mental health towards these groups, have been announced by Theresa May. However, there is no new Treasury money for the plans. Funding for care is still challenging.
An alternative form of mental health therapy is being explored, the use of nature. The relationship between man and nature results in biophilic design, which in the built and natural environment could be used to provide a framework for the understanding of its inhabitants and the natural world. This culminates in the beneficial impact upon man’s mental health and well-being. Biophilic Affiliation will become the catalyst for man’s first steps towards using biophilic design within an institutional setting, as an alternative form of treatment for those suffering from mental health issues.
Health & Community Hub (Salisbury): After looking at the demographic of Salisbury it was clear that a large percentage were retired or elderly, presenting a need to make the city and a destination that ensured their needs were met. The aim for the development on the former Quidhampton Quarry site was to tackle health, social and economic factors through providing a health building that was dedicated to the elderly taking away the strain on further current Salisbury and Wilton health centres. A community centre, café and recreational facility have also been proposed to solve social problems that the elderly may face. Furthermore the design of the buildings follow `healing architecture' influences that saw the involvement of green and blue infrastructure to aid in the healing process.
THE AQUAPONIC INDUSTRY: The proposal is for a mixed-use development encompassing an aquaponic industry (with full processing and exportation facilities) alongside a community kitchen, café and library. The building presents two faces; the industry of aquaponics and the community. The industry is focused on growing, processing and exporting the food whereas the community aspect is focused upon education and facilitating the relationship between sustainable food and consumer. The hand-picking in the allotments, the fishing, the preparing, the cooking – it’s about being in touch with the food and the source. The aquaponic industry becomes the ‘exportation hub’ of sustainable food grown via aquaponics. The high protein food is exported to the local hospitals and schools, feeding back into the masterplan and wider aims to create a healthy city.
Integration of Urban Aquaponics in a Liveable Future, ‘’Celtic’’’, The Hydro Living Tree :
My brief has been based to design a hydro building that combines eating, leaving and producing within the Quidhampton Quarry in Salisbury, in the UK. The design of my building has been approached by sustainable and organic methods placing them to Salisbury community. Celtic, the tree of life from mythology is the conceptual groundwork behind the integration of urban aquaponics to the Quidhampton’s quarry as livable future. The proposal adopts the ideology of the tree that provides shelter, food, and warmth and integrates it into a combination of growing and living. The Hydro Core is both conceptually and structurally and supports the lifeline of my design. The building is acting as a living machine. A mechanism that is alive and produces its food (organically) naturally and minimizes the input of water by 63%. This is the starting point of a new beginning and translate it into an industrialized placed with a rabidly economic growth. Celtic will multiple itself to the site, so it can give reason to a systematic change and development.
The Salisbury theatre club
Quidhampton Winery & Vineyards: The bespoke vision for this project is to provide a combination of an industrial winery and vineyard to create a complex form of productive landscaping. The winery incorporates production areas, viewing platforms, a restaurant and eatery and subtly integrates production with experience. It demonstrates the functional wine making process as an engaging theatrical exhibition which allows the public to experience the poetic and delicate process through a visually engaging sequenced journey. The winery is encased within an architectural landscape which reduces the overall scale of the building. This integration creates the impression that the building has been delicately placed into the landscape rather than built onto it, providing a clear dialogue between the built form and landscape. Fundamentally, this is a building that directly engages with the landscape and integrates its industrial functionality with experience to deliver a scheme which reinvigorates the unique setting with a new sense of purpose.
Final Year Quarry project: Wetland Centre for Flooding Research and Education is going to establish a starting point of experiment in the field of flood resistant building for Salisbury. The building architecturally is trying to bring people into a journey that explores the history and importance of water in Salisbury as well as an appreciation of the power of climate change the journey of the user finishes at the banks of the River Nadder where the visitor is there exposed to a live example of this entity. In my building, the engaging learning spaces encouraging visitors to dive into a multitude of educational activities with a principle focus on River Nadder's life. There are Interactive Classrooms supporting water research and learning; Open Wet Laboratories encourage interaction with water, seining, wildlife observation, oyster gardening; A viewing Tower responding to the Salisbury City centre view especially Heritage Water; Exhibition Spaces exhibiting history and importance of water in Salisbury
THE SKILL-EXCHANGE: An independent community where value is placed on skill and well being rather then the materialistic. The idea is rooted in the simplest human urges, William Goulding lived in Sailsbury whilst writing the lord of the flies, being inspired by the boys he taught at school. At an allegorical level, the theme of the book is the conflicting human impulses toward civilisation and social organisation and toward the will of power. The project aims to draw upon this idea in creating an ‘independent republic’ where the somewhat conflicting ideals of group-think mentality and individuality will meet and be allowed to blossom together. The social project will centre around social clashes, focusing on the young and elderly living together to benefit each other. the simple idea is that the elderly who lived in different times will pass on their now dying trades to the younger generation. whilst living together in an apprenticeship style contract. This way the larger community can benefit form a ‘fix rather then buy new’ scheme. where the consumer cycle could be broken, providing the community with a more sustainable ‘ retail park,” the site in itself will also focus on community projects with schools and farmers to educate the younger generations about healthy sustainable and happy living. encouraging children from deprived metropolitan areas,who otherwise might not have such opportunity to actively enjoy their time in the ‘countryside as well as running an on site ‘unschooling’ day centre where the elderly will also be encouraged to participate in.’
Breaching Liminality: A scheme that brings together two groups of society, Breaching Liminality aids in the reintegration of physically injured military veterans into civilian society through the use of water. This proposal is a Hydrotherapy Facility and Lido that enables injured military to undergo physical rehabilitation and through a staged process, as well as building their mental strength. This culminates in the use of a shared Lido, where military and civilian can socialise and exercise with one another, easing the struggle for military reintegration and improving the civilian perception of service leavers.