Following on from and developing further their Urban Strategies, 1st year MArch students developed a building proposal for Plymouth Waterfront. Below are the final boards. These were supplemented by books which detailed the project’s Design and Technical Strategies [the books are far too big to upload unfortunately]…
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Anna Berger: to be added
Evangelia Charalampous: Hidden Treasures
Christopher Turner: Society of Makers is a project that seeks to test and explore the urban strategy ‘In the Making’. A strategy to establish a new identity for Plymouth based on its marine environment, and a strong diverse local economy based on resilience and the re-industrialisation of the waterfront. Setting out a strategic plan for Millbay, Society of Makers is a vision to create a new destination in the city where sub-regional timber resources are processed and used in boat production to educate and promote Plymouth’s next generation workforce. Alongside the proposed submarine decommissioning research facility, this school will form an integral link within a newly established ‘permeable industrial corridor’ along Plymouth’s waterfront. A corridor of activity to engage the public, promote and showcase the cities new identity and create a new and modern image of the cities workers and makers.
Daniel Green: [Sub]Marine [Re + De]Construction
Thomas Ford: The Gateway
Konstantinos Ipeirotis: The Foodbank Network proposal is addressing issues of food waste, poverty and food security with Plymouth being the starting point of the development. The current food system operates through a linear process were food is produced, used (not always) then wasted. The need for Foodbanks is growing as economic downturn and unemployment rise. The Foodbank Network proposal aims to establish a network structure across the UK, starting on a regional level by utilising waterways for food transportation. The Foodbank will raise awareness on food waste issues, provide food security to the people in need through utilisation of sustaniable systems and processes based on circular operation.
Ian McNeill: Food Bank Network
Alexander Lloyd-Murphy: The Citadel Social Enterprise Hotel – A collection of hotel suites with a public rooftop garden and public canteen situated on the existing wall of the Citadel by the Barbican, Plymouth. Providing training, employment and accommodation to local people along with a drop-in centre for the socially deprived.
Maria Michail: Food in the City
Sarah Morgan: The Waste ReFormation utilises existing city waste streams by processing and manufacturing the waste into re-usable products. The scheme benefits local communities by providing education, training and employment opportunities linked to these processes.
The Waste ReFormation Project building facilitates three key areas of the scheme. Section One provides small scale manufacturing and testing of the Recycled Waste Brick product. Section Two educates and trains local apprentices, businesses and individuals in relation to Section One. Section Three combines all the Recycled Waste Products manufactured within the Master Plan and uses these to develop a new prototype housing unit.
Suzanne O’Donovan: inFiltrating the City places focus on the ubiquity of hydrological systems whereby water is infinitely recirculated through Aquaponic Systems and Constructed Wetlands with the aim of making apparent the delicate nature of water management and resources, and to preserve the integrity of the hydrological cycle.
These biotic metabolisms form the basis for research into sustainable urban food systems, as well as benefitting local communities and visitors through education, training and availability of locally produced food. The building places itself within an Abiotic Metabolism through the use of reclaimed materials and de-constructable construction.
A wider masterplan and landscape strategy aims to re-occupy Coxside; link disparate events around Sutton Harbour; reveal Coxside’s rich industrial heritage; appropriate voids for urban food production; and through the process of rural sprawl, build links between Sutton Harbour, Plymouth and Dartmoor.
Damien Bulman: Clyde Quay Fish House
Theodora Papanastasiou: Marine Research Institute
Isla Melville: The [comm]union street project identifies Union Street as a place for regeneration. Once at the heart of pre-war Plymouth, it’s now in a state of deterioration and deprivation. The project looks at the concept of ‘small change’ to create a cascading effect, utilising existing assets such as the Stonehouse Community Action Group. The project aims to create community resilience and self-sufficiency, first by offering a catalyst for change, through construction workshops and a community hall; and then a framework for development which provides an output of trading units for small businesses; growing units for food; and finally the restoration of the whole street.
Sotiria Sarri: Plymouth Seed Bank attempts to point out, synaesthetically, the relation between, on the one hand, the biogenetic material and the seeds which are cultivated and, on the other, the kind of landscape in which we live and the way we are being metabolised. Metabolism itself is not a biological but a cultural process.
The placement of the building’s spaces has been chosen as such, so that there is a straight metaphor with the developmental process of the seed, aiming in strengthening the seed bank’s role for the area and for the whole city. Also space for a market area is to be developed on the back of the site, which will work in collaboration with the fish market and enable the establishment of local businesses.
The proposed seed bank seeks to reintroduce in the industrial area of Coxside a space of culture in its double meaning; of agriculture and civilization. In contrast with other seed banks all over the world which are detached from the city and the community, Plymouth seed bank is situated at the very heart of the urban fabric.
Charlotte Shobrook: (In)Fill in the City
Anastasios Siakotos: Education Centre for Urban Agriculture
Sophia Souglidou: Second Hand City
Stephen Walrond: Tides Reach