Forming the Space Over Time
Because of the static, quite linear post war spatial configuration of the RWY, roads and buildings act as a set of divisions, linkages and barriers along the site. As a result, I was wondering how a design intervention( objects, building, shadows or just reflections) could act in a ‘manipulative’ way to enable people to move around the space and experiencing it, not just passively observing it.
The plot for the business school is located 10 min away form the university campus by car. However, instead of looking at it as a handicap, I decided to use it as a catalyst in the formation of my design proposal.
My intension was the building to act as an ‘ambassador’ of Plymouth University, in a part of the city, community, which was not easily reached before. Hence, the idea of an autonomous structure, not depended entirely on the rest of the university, started to take shape in a form of energy diagram. This independence in terms of power and energy consumption is an initial step on how to make Plymouths business school a more modern, desirable and sustainable school while generating a ‘dialogue’ with the community.