Institute of Contemporary Dance
For the final proposal was designed to be an institute of contemporary dance on Bristol’s Waterfront Square, utilising the harbourside’s scenic views and the neighbouring Millennium Square’s cultural heritage. The institution is proposed to push the creative boundaries of Bristol to a broader extent, therefore, it intends to provide higher education for the elite who wishes to pursue dance in the professional sector, as well as offering beginners’ classes for the children of Bristol.
The scheme is designed to conjure a sensorial journey for the users, embodying a contemporary dance performance with the use of light and materiality that will heighten the users’ senses, thus, elevating their experience and interaction with the building. The form and elements within the building will also evoke continuative movement from the Millennium Square into and around the institute.
Everyday life is a multi-sensory experience and the institute shall strengthen the connection of all the senses.