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CHICAGO CITIZEN CENTRE POLICE STATION + COMMUNITY CENTRE

SRD 766 - ARCHITECTURE DESIGN MASTERCLASS ALEX LARCOMBE - 211310227


ARCHITECTURAL EXPLORATION FOLIO ALEX LARCOMBE - ALEXLARCOMBE92@GMAIL.COM

THE FOLLOWING FOLIO IS A CONDENSED FORM OF THE EXTENSIVE 190pg EXPLORATION FOLIO SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE MASTER DESIGN UNIT. THIS FOLIO AIMS TO SUMMARISE THE FINAL DESIGN RESPONSE FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY PAPERSPACE EXHIBITION 2017.

THE BRIEF WHICH I CREATED FOR THE UNIT LOOKS TO RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY POLICING REFORM IN THE UNITED SATES OF AMERICA.

COMMUNITY POLICING COMMUNITY + POLICING COMMUNITY CENTRE + POLICE STATION


CONTENTS:

BRIEF...........................................1 SITE ANALYSIS...................................8 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT............................13 SKETCH DESIGN EXPLORATION........................ WEEK 3.........................................23 WEEK 4.........................................34 WEEK 5.........................................38 WEEK 6.........................................46 WEEK 7.........................................64 WEEK 8.........................................86 WEEK 9.........................................97 WEEK 10.......................................107 REFINEMENT & DETAIL.............................. CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE...........................120 PRESENTATION DRAWING SET......................122


BRIEF:

CHICAGO CITIZEN CENTRE: THE CITIZEN CENTRE SEEKS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE IN THE UNITED STATES ON POLICE REFORM BY EXPLORING HOW ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT CAN HELP INFLUENCE CHANGE IN POLICE – COMMUNITY RELATIONS. THE CITIZEN CENTRE PROPOSES REORIENTING THE POLICE STATION TOWARD THE COMMUNITY TO BECOME A SITE OF SOCIAL CONNECTION WHERE POLICE OFFICERS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTS CAN FIND MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO INTERACT IN NON-ENFORCEMENT SITUATIONS. THE PROJECT LOOKS TO EXPLORE THE PHYSICAL AND PROGRAMMATIC STEPS THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO AMALGAMATE POLICE AND COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS TO CREATE A PIECE OF SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT A COMMUNITY. THE PROJECT AIMS TO REFLECT UPON FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA’S REPORT INVESTIGATING 21ST CENTURY POLICING. THIS REPORT WAS HEAVILY FOCUSED ON WHAT COULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE PUBLIC RELATIONS THROUGH THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY POLICING. THE REPORT SUGGESTIONS WERE STRICTLY POLICY AND NOTHING PHYSICAL OR ARCHITECTURAL ABOUT THEM. DUE TO THIS THE PROJECT LOOKS TO FORM A RESPONSE TO THE CONCEPTS OF COMMUNITY POLICING IN AN EFFORT UNDERSTAND HOW ARCHITECTURE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE POLICING REFORM DIALOGUE.

(JOHN H. WHITE / CHICAGO SUNTIMES 1981)

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BACKGROUND:

PUBLIC HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT: THE REDEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HOUSING OF CHICAGO HAS BEEN OF DEBATE FOR MANY YEARS WITH MULTIPLE REDEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORKS USED. THE CURRENT REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, HOPE VI, ‘AIMS TO TRANSFORM THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SHAPE OF PUBLIC HOUSING TO REDUCE THE ALLEGED NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CONCENTRATED POVERTY’1 THROUGH THE DEMOLITION OF HIGH DENSITY RESIDENCES THAT WERE OF A DEPLORABLE NATURE. THIS STRATEGY WAS DESIGN TO MAKE-UP FOR PREVIOUS MISTAKES OF RACIAL SEGREGATION AND CONCENTRATION OF ECONOMIC POVERTY IN AREAS OF THE CITY. HOWEVER, IN DOING SO CREATED ANOTHER SET OF COMPLEX SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES FOR THE DISADVANTAGED. MANY OF THE FAMILIES THAT ARE REQUIRED TO MOVE DUE TO REDEVELOPMENT FIND THEMSELVES IN FOREIGN NEIGHBOURHOODS OF THE CITY. IT IS PUT FORWARD THAT ‘DETACHMENT FROM FAMILIAR SOCIAL NETWORKS NOT ONLY CUTS OFF DIRECT SOURCES OF SUPPORT, BUT ALSO DISTURBS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL COMFORT OF KNOWING THAT THE SUPPORT IS THERE.’2 THIS PUTS GREAT EMPHASIS ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT TO PROVIDE FACILITIES THAT PROMOTE POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH OTHERS LEADING TO A GREATER SENSE OF COMMUNITY. THESE ISSUES OF DISPLACEMENT AND LOST SENSE OF COMMUNITY WITHIN PUBLIC HOUSING OF CHICAGO ARE THE DRIVING REASON FOR THE PROPOSED INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT WITHIN THE PROGRAMME.

(MAX HERMAN/CITY, 2000)

1. OAKLEY, D & BURCHFIELD, K 2009, ‘OUT OF THE PROJECTS, STILL IN THE HOOD: THE SPATIAL CONSTRAINTS ON PUBLIC-HOUSING RESIDENTS’ RELOCATION IN CHICAGO’, JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS, VOL. 31, NO. 5, P.590 2. THOMPSON, M 2006, ‘RELOCATING FROM THE DISTRESS OF CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSING TO THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE PRIVATE MARKET: HOW THE MOVE THREATENS TO PUSH FAMILIES AWAY FROM OPPORTUNITY’, NORTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF LAW & SOCIAL POLICY, VOL. 1, NO. 1, P.284

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BACKGROUND:

POLICE AND COMMUNITY DISCONNECT: IN RECENT TIMES A RIFT HAS DEVELOPED BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE. PUBLIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE POLICE AND AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, ESPECIALLY MINORITIES, HAVE BEEN OF A TOPICAL NATURE FOR DECADES. THIS RELATIONSHIP WAS ONCE AGAIN BROUGHT TO THE FOREFRONT WITH MANY INCIDENTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES WHICH GAINED HIGH LEVELS OF MEDIA ATTENTION DUE POLICE ACTIONS LEADING TO DEATH OF THOSE BEING APPREHENDED. THESE INCIDENTS CAUSED MASS PROTESTS THROUGHOUT AMERICA LEADING TO THE BLACK LIVE MATTER MOVEMENT. IN 2015, THE THEN PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA ENLISTED A TASK-FORCE TO INVESTIGATE INTO WHAT COULD BE DONE TO REBUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND POLICE. FROM THIS THE ‘PRESIDENT’S TASK FORCE ON 21ST CENTURY POLICING’ WAS CREATED. THE REPORT FOCUSED ON HOW THE THEORIES OF COMMUNITY POLICING COULD BE DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED TO INCREASE SAFETY FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND POLICE DEPARTMENT THROUGH AN IMPROVED RELATIONSHIP. THE REPORT WAS STRICTLY POLICY AND STRATEGY BASED. ITS SUGGESTIONS HAD NO PHYSICAL ELEMENT TO ADDRESS THE REFORM. THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY POLICING AND HOW THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT CAN ENGAGE WITH THESE ISSUES IS THE DRIVING FORCES BEHIND THIS BRIEF.

(MAX HERMAN/NURPHOTO, 2016)

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THE SITE:

ALTGELD GARDENS, CHICAGO, ILLINIOS: ALTGELD GARDENS WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1943 AND 1945 FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES RETURNING FROM WORLD WAR II. A LARGER MAJORITY OF THE WORKERS WERE EMPLOYED IN A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL FACTORIES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA INCLUDING ARMAMENTS, STEEL MILLS, UTILITIES, AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES. THE DEVELOPMENT WAS ORIGINALLY ONE THE MOST SELF-CONTAINED HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN CHICAGO WITH FACILITIES SUCH AS A PUBLIC LIBRARY, SCHOOLS, AN AUDITORIUM, CLUBHOUSE AND SHOPPING CENTRE. WITH THE CLOSING OF MANY OF THESE FACTORIES OVER THE PAST DECADES THIS PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE ON THE OUTERMOST EDGE OF THE DISTRICT OF CHICAGO HAS FOUND ITSELF FURTHER AWAY FROM OPPORTUNITY AND FALLING INTO DISREPAIR. FACILITIES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY HAVE BECOME OUTDATED AND THE CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY (CHA) HAVE RECOGNISED THIS WITH THE COMMITMENT TO FUNDING FOR ITS REDEVELOPMENT. DUE TO ITS LOCATION OF THE EDGE OF THE CHICAGO DISTRICT, THE DEVELOPMENT HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST DISTANCES BETWEEN THE PUBLIC HOUSING AND A POLICE STATION WITHIN THE CITY. THIS DISTANCE ONLY ADDS TO THE VOID OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY ARE ENGAGED TO SERVE. FOR THESE REASONS THE BRIEF FOR THE PROPOSED CITIZENS CENTRE WILL TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE ALTGELD GARDEN PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. 4

CHICAGO CBD

30KM

ALTGELD GARDENS PUBLIC HOUSING


THE SITE:

CONTEXT PLAN SCALE - 1:50000

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

OVERVIEW:

THE BRIEF PROPOSES A PIECE OF SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT AMALGAMATES OF COMMUNITY SPACES AND POLICE STATION TO CREATE NEW BUILDING PROGRAMME. THIS COMBINED PROGRAMME PROPOSAL LOOKS TO ARCHITECTURALLY EXPRESS THE COMING TOGETHER OF COMMUNITY AND POLICE IN AN EFFORT TO CREATE A DIALOGUE TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WHILE ALSO ADDRESSING THE LOST SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN PUBLIC HOUSING REDEVELOPMENTS IN CHICAGO.

COMMUNITY POLICING: THE CENTRE AIMS TO STRENGTHEN TRUST AMONGST THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THAT SERVE THEM. THE CENTRE AIMS TO INCREASE DIALOGUE BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND POLICE TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING CAN BE HAD BETWEEN EACH OTHER. THE CENTRE AIMS TO CREATE A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SPACE WHICH PROMOTES SOCIAL COHESION BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS WELL AS THE POLICE THAT WILL BE SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY.

WWW.MBMHMC.COM

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COMMUNITY BUILDING:

ONE OF THE KEY ISSUES THAT IS FACED WITH CURRENT PUBLIC HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN CHICAGO, IS THAT RESIDENTS ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO ALLOW INTEGRATION WITH EACH OTHER TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF COMMUNITY. THE THEORIES BEHIND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROMOTE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, AND HELP PEOPLE TO INTEGRATE INTO THE NEW ENVIRONMENT. THE CENTRE AIMS TO INCREASE SAFETY OF NEW VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY CREATING A PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT PROVIDE SOCIAL SUPPORT. THE CENTRE AIMS TO PROVIDE SPACES IN WHICH LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS CAN PROVIDE SERVES COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO FACILITATE A LOCALISE SUPPORT NETWORK. THE CENTRE ALSO AIMS TO PROVIDE FACILITIES IN WHICH RESIDENTS CAN GATHER TO JOIN IN COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES AND MEET OTHERS RESIDENTS.

(TIM BOYLE, 2005)

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SITE LOCALITY:

COMMUNITY

RETAIL / COMMERCIAL

HOUSING REFURBISHMENT AS SHOWN IN THIS AERIAL DIAGRAM, THE SITE IS LOCATED ON THE CORNER LOT OF THE ENTRY AXIS. THE RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED ADJACENT TO THE PROPOSED CENTRE AND THE CHILD CARE CENTRE RELOCATED INTO THE EXISTING VACANT CIVIC BUILDING NEXT TO THE EXISTING SCHOOL BUILDINGS

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SITE ANALYSIS:

WWW.GOOGLE.COM/MAPS

ESTATE ENTRY AXIS VIEW

GROCERY STORE, FASTFOOD & LIQUOR STORE FRONT

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

HOUSING ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OFFICES BUILDING

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

EXISTING SITE BUILDINGS: AS SHOWN IN THE ‘DEVELOPMENT ENTRY AXIS’ IMAGE UPON ENTRY YOU ARE MET BY THE BACK OF THE LIQUOR STORE. THIS BUILDING IS PROPOSED TO BE REMOVED AND ITS PROGRAMME RELOCATED. THE HOUSING ADMINISTRATION & COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OFFICES BUILDING IS ALSO PROPOSED TO BE REMOVED AT THE HOUSING ADMINISTRATION RELOCATED INTO THE YOUTH CENTRE OFFICE SPACES. YOUTH PROGRAMME ART SPACES WILL BE RELOCATED TO THE PROPOSED CENTRE WITH THE COMMUNITY ORGANISATION THAT ARRANGES THE PROGRAMS.

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SITE ANALYSIS:

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

FARM4.STATICFLICKR.COM

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/METROBLOSSOM

ALTEGELD MEMORIAL WALL:

THE MEMORIAL WALL IS LOCATED IN THE BREEZE WAY THROUGH THE EXISTING GROCERY AND LIQUOR STORE. THE WALL CONTAINS THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED WITHIN ALTGELD GARDENS FROM NATURAL CAUSES, BUT THE MAJORITY FROM VIOLENCE. THE BRICK FROM THIS WALL SHOULD BE RETAINED AND REUSED IN THE PROPOSED COMMUNITY CENTRE DUE TO ITS SIGNIFICANCE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. THE BRICKS ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAST OF THE COMMUNITY, AS IT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE.

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WWW.HOLABIRD.COM

WWW.HOLABIRD.COM

WWW.HOLABIRD.COM

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE:

THROUGH THE SITE ANALYSIS IT COULD BEEN SEEN THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE SURROUNDING THE HOUSING BLOCK WITH LAWN AND BENCH SEATING, BUT ONLY ONE LARGE PARK. THE OTHER OPEN SPACES AND SPORTING FIELDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT ARE CONTAINED IN SCHOOL GROUNDS WHICH THE PUBLIC DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ALL DAY.

WWW.HOLABIRD.COM

FOR THESE REASONS A PUBLIC PARK WILL BE PROPOSED TO THE NORTH OF THE COMMUNITY CENTRE TO PROVIDE LARGE OPEN GREEN SPACE AND BASKETBALL COURTS.

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SITE ANALYSIS:

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ZOL87

ALTEGELD HOUSING:

ALL OF THE HOUSING THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT ARE OF 2 MODELS WHICH, ARE TWO-STOREY DOUBLE BRICK BUILDINGS, WITH THE ONLY DIFFERENCES SEEMLY BEING WINDOW SIZES AND PARAPET WALL DETAILS. THE PATTERN OF ARRANGE IS COPIED AROUND THE ESTATE.

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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT:

THE PROJECT CONCEPT BEGUN WITH A SIMPLE INTEREST IN THE CONTRAST OF THE TWO PROGRAMMES AND THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWED. HOW TO ARCHITECTURALLY EXPRESS THE RECONNECTION OF POLICE AND COMMUNITY THROUGH THE CONTRASTING PROGRAMMES? HOW WOULD THIS REPRESENT THE COMING TOGETHER OF THE COMMUNITY? 13


DESIGN RESPONSE EXPLORATION:

VALUES REPRESENTED IN MATERIALITY: THE USE OF REFLECTIVE MATERIALS WAS CONSIDERED AS METHOD OF BUILDING REPRESENTING THE VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. THE BUILDING REFLECTIVE THE VALUES OF THE COMMUNITY. METHODS OF HOW THIS COULD BE ARTICULATED WERE CONSIDERED WITHIN THIS STREAM OF THOUGHT. THIS THEN CAME TO A SHARE MATERIAL LANGUAGE WITH THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS. FROM THIS THOUGHT THE CONCEPT OF A DOMESTICATED ARCHITECTURAL EXPRESSION BEGUN. 14


DOMESTICATION: DOMESTICATED - TO ADJUST TO IT DOMESTIC CONTEXT TO GIVE THE COMMUNITY SENSE OF OWNERSHIP TO THE BUILDING. THAT IS FAMILIAR AND OF PLACE. LOOK INTO EDMOND AND CORRIGAN FOR PRECEDENCE.

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PRECEDENCE:

PROJECTS: CHAPEL OF ST JOSEPH, BOX HILL ARCHITECT: EDMOND & CORRIGAN YEAR: 1978 PRECEDENCE: DOMESTICATED ARCHITECTURE EDMOND & CORRIGAN CREATED A DOMESTICATED FORM OF ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THEIR USE OF MATERIAL AND DESIGN ELEMENTS. THIS IS OF INTEREST AS THE PROJECT LOOKS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY CENTRE THAT IS OF PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY. ALTHOUGH DOMESTIC IN ITS USE OF MATERIAL AND BUILDING ELEMENTS SUCH AS THE VERANDAH, THE CHAPEL RETAINS ITS INSTITUTIONAL PRESENTS THROUGH ITS USE OF PARAPET WALLS AND ITS SCALE. FROM THIS ALTGELD GARDENS WILL BE VISUALLY DOCUMENTED TO GATHER AN UNDERSTANDING THE DOMESTIC NATURE OF THE CONTEXT.

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LOCATION: ALTGELD GARDENS, CHICAGO PRECEDENCE: BRICK & SCALE BRICK IS USED THROUGHOUT ALTGELD GARDENS AND ARE A NOTABLE DOMESTIC FEATURE ON THE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN PROCESS THE PROPERTIES OF BRICKS LOOK TO BE EXPLORED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN BE USED IN THE ARTICULATION OF POLICE SPACES WITHIN THE PUBLIC BUILDING. THE POLICE STATION IS DOMESTICATED AS A REPRESENTATION OF THE GOALS OF POLICING PROCESSES & STRATEGIES BEING ADJUSTED TO THE CONTEXT THROUGH COMMUNITY POLICING MEASURES.

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INITIAL CONCEPT RESPONSE: NOTES: THIS INITIAL CONCEPT OF THE 60° TRIANGLE INFORMING THE PROGRAMME LAYOUT FUELS THE FIRST SIX WEEKS OF DEVELOPMENT. THE INITIAL CONCEPT RESPONSE LATER GOES ON TO DEVELOP BEYOND THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE 60° TRIANGLE AS THE IDEAS EXPLORED BECOME MORE POTENT WITHOUT ITS RESTRICTION.

RESIDENTS

POLICE

OUT-REACH PROGRAMS

TRIANGLE MULTIPLIED TO CREATE GRID SUPPORT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY IS CREATED THROUGH 3 GROUPS 1 - RESIDENTS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER 2 - OUT-REACH PROGRAMS PROVIDING SUPPORT 3 - POLICE PROVIDING SUPPORT

TRIANGULAR GRID INFORMS THE FLOOR PLAN

3600MM

1800MM

900MM

GRID HIERARCHY

COMMUNITY SUPPORT STRUCTURE THROUGH DIAGRAMMING THE PLURALIST PROGRAMME WITHIN THE PROJECT, THE CONCEPT OF THE TRIANGULAR GRID WAS DEVELOPED. THE TRIANGLE BECOME A SYMBOL OF THE SUPPORT SYSTEM THAT THE PROJECTS PROGRAMME PROVIDES. THE TRIANGULAR ARCHITECTURALLY REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE WITH STRENGTH CREATED THROUGH THE COMING TOGETHER OF MANY. THIS GRID FOUNDATION THEN GOES ON TO ACT AS THE GUIDE TO THE CENTRE’S STRUCTURE IN PLAN.

STRUCTURAL BEAMS

LIGHTING & FITTINGS

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WALLS


PRECEDENCE:

PROJECTS: UNITARIAN SOCIETY MEETING HOUSE ARCHITECT: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT YEAR: 1951 PRECEDENCE: GEOMETRIC FLOOR PLAN

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PRECEDENCE:

PROJECTS: UNITARIAN SOCIETY MEETING HOUSE ARCHITECT: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT YEAR: 1951 PRECEDENCE: GEOMETRIC FLOOR PLAN. UNITARIAN SOCIETY MEETING HOUSE WAS USED A PRECEDENCE DUE TO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT USE OF THE TRIANGULAR GRID, WHILE ALSO BEING A PUBLIC BUILDING. THROUGH A DRAWING STUDY WRIGHTS GRAPHICAL EXPRESSION OF ENTRY AND TRANSPARENCY CAN BE UNDERSTOOD. THE TRIANGULAR COLUMNS GUIDE THE EYE AND USER INWARD TO THE BUILDING. THE LIGHTNESS AND TRANSPARENCY OF THE GLASS USED, IS EXPRESSED THROUGH A FINE LINE AND DOTTING OF MULLIONS. THIS SHOWS A GREAT CONTRAST TO THE HEAVINESS OF THE STONE WALLS. THE RULE OF THE GRID IS BROKEN IN SECTIONS OF THE BUILDING AND IS ALWAYS DONE SO FROM A PIVOT POINT WHERE ONE ANGLE OF THE GRID IS ALWAYS FOLLOWED.

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PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:

THE TWO PROGRAMME LISTS WERE DEVELOPED AND CODED INTO ONE OF THE THREE CATEGORIES: PRIVATE - INTERMEDIATE - PUBLIC

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PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:

PROGRAMME GROUPING: ONCE THE NATURE OF EACH PROGRAMME ELEMENT WAS CATEGORISED THEY WERE THEN GROUPED TOGETHER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIPS COULD BE TO INITIATE DEVELOPMENT OF A FLOOR PLAN. THE PROGRAMME SEARCHES FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL ARRANGEMENT THAT CAN INTEGRATE BOTH SERVICES TO ENCOURAGE A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE USERS PROVIDED WHILE NOT HINDERING THERE USES EFFECTIVENESS. 22


PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:

BUBBLE DIAGRAMS: BUBBLE DIAGRAMS WERE USED TO CONVERT THE PROGRAMME GROUPINGS TO EXPLORE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FLOOR PLAN

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN

DESIGN METHOD: THE BUBBLE DIAGRAMS ARE CONVERTED TO A BUILDING FOOTPRINT WHERE A ROOF PLAN WAS DEVELOPED TO ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE ROOF PITCHES IT WOULD WORK ACROSS A DIAGONAL.

BUILDING ‘OPEN ARMS’ GESTURE ADDRESSING THE HOUSING ESTATES ENTRY, ORIENTATING THE CENTRE TO THE COMMUNITY

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN

LIGHT FILTERING: FROM THIS PROCESS THE IDEA OF LIGHT WELLS USING THE TRIANGULAR GRID AND SECTIONS OF POLYCARBONATE ROOFING TO ALLOW LIGHT INTO THE BUILDING WAS DEVELOPED. 25


PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN

THE FIRST FLOOR PLANS WERE DIRECTING CONFIGURED FROM THE BUBBLE DIAGRAMS IN AN EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND THE SCALE OF ROOMS REQUIRED. THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE HALL WAS TESTED IN DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENT TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING ON THE CONSTRAINS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE GRID. 27


SKETCH EXPLORATION: STRUCTURAL & SECTIONAL DRAWINGS SCALE - 1:75

ROOF FRAME

WALL SECTION

INTERNAL WALL ELEVATION

TIMBER CEILING FRAME:

SECTIONS AND INTERNAL ELEVATIONS:

THE TIMBER CEILING FRAME WILL FILTER LIGHT ENTERING THE BUILDING THROUGH THE LIGHT WELLS AS WELL AS THE SECTION OF POLYCARBONATE ROOF SHEETING. I AREAS THE FRAME WILL HAVE A COLOURED TIMER SHEET BACKING TO HIDE SERVICES. THE USE OF COLOURED PERSPEX SHEETS WILL ALSO FOR DIFFERENT LIGHT PLAY IN THE PROGRAMME.

THE DRAWINGS DESCRIBE THE CONCEPT FOR THE STRUCTURAL GRID AND INTERNAL LINING OF THE BUILDING. THE EXTENDING OF THE GLASS PANEL DOWNWARDS AIMS TO REPRESENT THE WALLS BEING BROUGHT DOWN BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND POLICE. THIS INTERNAL ELEVATION WILL BE USED BETWEEN THE POLICE OFFICE MUSTER AND THE COMMUNITY AREA 28


PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:

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PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT:

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: PROGRAMME DISCUSSION

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: ELEVATION

SKETCH ELEVATIONS: THE DOMESTIC NATURE OF THE BUILDING WAS TESTED THROUGH THE ROOFS PARAPET WALL FOLLOWING THE ROOFS PITCH. THE WINDOWS USED WILL NEED TO BE EXPLORED TO REPRESENT THE CIVIC NATURE OF THE BUILDING. IS IT TOO DOMESTIC LOOKING? 33


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN & NORTH ELEVATION SCALE - 1:600

SKETCH PLAN: THE FURNITURE WAS ADDED TO THE PLAN TO GAIN AN IDEA OF THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE ARRANGEMENT DRAWN. THE COMMUNITY LOUNGE WAS GIVEN A CURVED BUILT IN SEATING AREA TO BREAK THE DOGMATIC NATURE OF THE PLAN AND TO CREATE A VISUALLY SOFTER AREA PROMOTED LEISURE. 34


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SITE PLAN SCALE - 1:1000

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN & SECTION SCALE - 1:600

FLOOR PLAN

LOBBY SECTION

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PRECEDENCE:

PROJECTS: HARPEL HOUSE ARCHITECT: JOHN LAUTNER YEAR: 1956 PRECEDENCE: GEOMETRIC GRID PLAN. HARPEL HOUSE USES A TRIANGULAR STRUCTURAL GRID THROUGHOUT IS FLOOR PLAN AND IS THE REASON FOR ITS STUDY. UNLIKE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PRECEDENCE, THE MAJORITY OF THE BUILDINGS WALLS STILL RUN ON THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL AXIS. THESE WALLS ARE STILL RELATED TO THE GRID THROUGH ETHER BEING CENTRED ON ONE OF TRIANGLES SIDES OR BY TERMINATING ALIGNED WITH THE DIAGONAL AXIS. THIS STUDY WILL PROVIDE A WIDER RANGE OF MANURERS TO USE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY CENTRES DESIGN 37


DESIGN RESPONSE EXPLORATION:

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

SKETCH PLAN: THESE SKETCHES EXPLORED THE POSSIBILITIES USING RECTANGULAR ROOMS IN THE PROGRAMME TO CREATE MORE USABLE SPACES. THE TRIANGULAR GRID STILL CONTINUES TO INFORM THE POSITIONING OF ROOMS WITH A CORNER OF EACH ROOM PINNED ON THE GRID AS SEEN THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S UNITARIAN SOCIETY MEETING HOUSE. THE GRID ALSO CONTINUES TO GUIDE THE INTERSTITIAL COMMUNITY BETWEEN PROGRAMMES. PROGRAMME IDENTITIES: THE USE OF LINES TYPES IN THESE DRAWINGS HELP TO DISTINGUISH PROGRAMMES AND THE LEVELS OF TRANSPARENCY THEY HAVE TO THE COMMUNAL SPACE. 40


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

SERGENT

O.I.C

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

O.I.C

BRIEFING

EQUIPMENT

INTERVIEW SUSPECT W/C

SALLY PORT

WET WEATHER GEAR

O.I.C

O.I.C ADMIN STORE

HIT & MISS

HIT & MISS

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

SERGENT

COMMS

BRIEFING

EQUIPMENT

INTERVIEW SUSPECT W/C

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HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

O.I.C

WET WEATHER GEAR

O.I.C

O.I.C ADMIN STORE

SALLY PORT


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

HIT & MISS

HIT & MISS

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

SERGENT

COMMS

BRIEFING

EQUIPMENT

INTERVIEW SUSPECT W/C

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HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

O.I.C

WET WEATHER GEAR

O.I.C

O.I.C ADMIN STORE

SALLY PORT


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ELEVATION & FORM AXONOMETRIC SCALE - 1:600

NORTH ELEVATION

ELEVATION TESTS: THESE TESTED THE EXPRESSION OF THE ROOF AND THE WINDOW TYPES ON THE COMMUNITY ROOM. THE COMMUNAL SPACE WILL CONTINUE TO BE TESTED AS A TRANSPARENT FORM WITH THE COMMUNITY ROOMS REACHING OUT TO THE PUBLIC REALM FROM WITHIN IT. ELEVATION HAS STRONG HIERARCHY, FROM POLICE - COMMUNAL SPACE COMMUNITY ROOMS. IS THIS HOW THE BUILDING SHOULD REPRESENT THE PROGRAMME WITH A HIERARCHY LIKE THIS?

MASSING MODEL 43


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ELEVATION & FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

EAST ELEVATION 1:200

NORTH ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION 1:200

SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION 1:200

ADMIN STORE

SERGENT

EQUIPMENT

BRIEFING

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE

INTERVIEW SUSPECT W/C

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HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE

WET WEATHER GEAR

DRUG STORE CHANGE COMMS

SALLY PORT


CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE EXPLORATION:

FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

CHANGE COMMS

ADMIN STORE

SERGENT

EQUIPMENT

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE STOLEN PROPERTY STORE

BRIEFING

INTERVIEW SUSPECT W/C

WET WEATHER GEAR

DRUG STORE

COMMUNITY KITCHEN & LOUNGE: THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND LOUNGE ARE CONCEPTUALIZED AS THE HEART OF THE PROJECT. IT IS POSITIONED BETWEEN THE OFFICES SPACES OF THE TWO PROGRAMS. BOTH WITH WINDOWS LOOKING OUT INTO THE AREA REDUCING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN RESIDENCE AND PROCESSES THAT HELP SHAPE THE COMMUNITY. NO KITCHENETTE IS AFFORDED TO THE POLICE OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OFFICES SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE ENTER INTO THE COMMUNAL SPACE FOR LUNCH BREAKS AND THE LIKES. THIS LOOKS TO ACT AS A MECHANISM TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE POLICE AND ORGANISATION MEMBERS TO INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC. THIS HOPES TO FOSTER PUBLIC RELATIONS BETWEEN POLICE AND COMMUNITY THROUGH INFORMAL ENCOUNTERS OF EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SIMPLE EATING LUNCH OR SITTING TO RELAX. 45


PRECEDENCE:

PROJECT: SAYNATSALO TOWN HALL ARCHITECT: ALVAR AALTO YEAR: 1951 PRECEDENCE: FLOOR PLAN AND SECTION SAYNATSALO TOWN HALL PLAN PROVIDES INSIGHT IN FLOOR PLAN ARRANGEMENT. THE PLAN IS BROKEN INTO TWO PARTS WHICH SURROUND A COURTYARD. THE ROOF LINES SLOPE TOWARDS THE COURTYARD ALSO SIGNIFYING ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE SCHEME. THE SECTION IS OF INTEREST WITH ITS USE OF HANGING LIGHTING AND USE OF THE SLOPED ROOF TO INCREASE THE VOLUME OF THE ROOF ABOVE EXPOSED CEILING FRAMEWORK.

46


PRECEDENCE:

PROJECT: WOLFSBURG CULTURAL CENTRE ARCHITECT: ALVAR AALTO YEAR: 1962 PRECEDENCE: FLOOR PLAN AND SECTION IN PLAN WOLFSBURG CULTURAL CENTRE HAS A STRONG RECTILINEAR ELEMENT IN PLAN WHICH LEADS TO AND ARRAY OF LECTURE HALLS. THIS ISN’T TO DISSIMILAR TO WHAT MY PLAN IS CURRENTLY DOING. THE INTERSTITIAL SPACE IN ALTOS PLAN IS LESS CONSEQUENTIAL WHEN COMPARED TO MY SCHEME. EVEN THOUGH IT DOES APPEAR TO BE THE LEFT OVER SPACE BETWEEN FORMS, IT STILL LOOKS LIKE A ROOM IN ITS SELF. THIS IS MUCH LIKE KAHN’S REFERENCE TO SPATIAL ARRANGEMENTS “THE AUDITORIUM WANTS TO BE A VIOLIN. ITS LOBBY IS VIOLIN CASE” IN ELEVATION THE ARRAY OF ROOMS IS ALSO ACHIEVE IN THE SCALE INCREASE OF EACH.

47


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTION SCALE - 1:300

COMMUNITY FRAMEWORK: THESE SECTIONS EXPLORE THE CEILING FRAMEWORK. SHOULD THE POLICE STATION HAVE A LARGER PRESENCE BEING THE TALLEST IN ELEVATION? OR SHOULD IT ALSO BE UNDER THE CEILING FRAMEWORK AS THE COMMUNITY SPACE IS. THE CEILING FRAMEWORK IS INTENDED TO REPRESENTS THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FRAMEWORK SO IS MAKES SENSE THAT THE POLICE PROGRAMME FALLS UNDER IT RATHER THAT BEING ABOVE IT. 48


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN & SECTION SCALE - 1:600 - 1:300

ROOF & CEILING FRAMEWORK: THE REFERENCE TO AALTO’S ROOF AND EXTERIOR OVER HANGS USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECTION. THE SLOPED ROOF IN POLYCARBONATE WILL ALLOW LIGHT THROUGH THE EXPOSED CEILING FRAMEWORK FILTERING LIGHT WITHIN THE BUILDING. 49


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

POLICE PROCESSING: THE POLICE STATIONS PROCESSING END OF ITS PROGRAMME WAS DEVELOPED TO CREATE A BETTER SENSE OF ORDER TO REFLECT THE NATURE OF WHAT HAPPENS WITHIN THE SPACE, THE FOLLOWING OF STRICT POLICE PROCEDURES AND ORDERS. 50


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

SENSE OF ORDER: WALLS IN THE STATION ARE ORDERED BASED ON COLUMNS. DOORS AND ORDERED NEXT TO COLUMNS. THIS IS DONE TO REPRESENT THE STRICT ORDER OF PROCESSES CONDUCTED IN THIS AREA OF THE PROGRAMME. 51


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

52


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

53


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

54


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE COMMS

EQUIPMENT

SERGEANT

ADMIN STORE

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

SERGEANT

ADMIN STORE

SALLY PORT

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE INTERVIEW

BRIEFING DRUG STORE

55

HOLDING SINGLE

SUSPECT W/C

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE EQUIPMENT

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

INTERVIEW DRUG STORE

COMMS

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE

BRIEFING

SUSPECT W/C

SALLY PORT


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE COMMS

ADMIN STORE

SERGENT

EQUIPMENT

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

SERGENT

EQUIPMENT

SALLY PORT

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE INTERVIEW

BRIEFING DRUG STORE

56

HOLDING SINGLE

SUSPECT W/C

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE ADMIN STORE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

INTERVIEW DRUG STORE

COMMS

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE

BRIEFING

SUSPECT W/C

SALLY PORT


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

CHARGE COUNTER

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE COMMS

EQUIPMENT

SERGEANT

PROCESSING

SERGEANT

ADMIN STORE

HOLDING SINGLE

SALLY PORT

SUSPECT W/C

STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE EQUIPMENT

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

INTERVIEW DRUG STORE

COMMS

HOLDING SINGLE

CHANGE

BRIEFING

ADMIN STORE

CHARGE COUNTER PROCESSING

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

SALLY PORT

CHANGE INTERVIEW

BRIEFING DRUG STORE

SUSPECT W/C

N

LANDSCAPING GEOMETRY: BEGIN TO EXPLORE THE GEOMETRY FROM THE BUILDING ALSO INFORMING THE LANDSCAPING AROUND THE BUILDING 57


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SITE PLAN SCALE - 1:600

PARK: THE PARK IS DIVIDED IN TO TWO PARTS. ONE BEING FOR THE SUPPLIED BASKETBALL COURTS THE OTHER FOR PUBLIC OPEN SPACE. 58


SKETCH EXPLORATION: CEILING FRAME PLAN SCALE - 1:600

59


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

CHARGE COUNTER STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE COMMS

EQUIPMENT

SERGEANT

ADMIN STORE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

INTERVIEW DRUG STORE

60

PROCESSING

CHANGE

BRIEFING

SUSPECT W/C

SALLY PORT


SKETCH EXPLORATION: GEOMETRY PLAN SCALE - 1:600

CHARGE COUNTER STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE COMMS

EQUIPMENT

SERGEANT

ADMIN STORE

PROCESSING

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

SALLY PORT

CHANGE INTERVIEW

BRIEFING DRUG STORE

SUSPECT W/C

N

GEOMETRY: THE GEOMETRY IN PLAN USES THE RULES OF THE GRID BUT THE LAYOUT OF THE ROOMS ARE NOT RATIONALISE WITH EACH OTHER. THIS SHOULD BE EXPLORED. 61


SKETCH EXPLORATION: INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE

CEILING FRAMEWORK: HAVING THE INTERMEDIATE FRAMING MEMBERS OF A LESSER DEPTH GIVES FURTHER DEFINITION TO THE CEILING. 62


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS SCALE - 1:600

NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION 1:200

SOUTH ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION 1:200

SOUTH ELEVATION

EAST1:200ELEVATION

SOUTH SECTION 1:200 EAST SECTION OPTION 1

SOUTH SECTION 1:200 EAST SECTION OPTION 2

ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS: THE PROPORTION OF THESE ELEVATION DOESN’T VISUAL WORK BEING A 50/50 SPLIT. THE LOWERING OF THE POLICE STATION BRICK WALL IN SECTION OPTION 2 REDUCES THIS EFFECT AND ALSO PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO INTEGRATE THE CLASSROOM CEILING WITH SKY LIGHTS. 63


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

REMOVAL OF 60° GRID: AFTER STUDIO DISCUSSION IT WAS DECIDED TO EXPLORE THE PLAN WITHOUT THE USE OF THE 60° TRIANGULAR GRID TO UNDERSTAND THE POSSIBILITIES OUTSIDE OF ITS RESTRICTIONS. THESE ARE THE INITIAL DRAWINGS IN TESTING THE PLAN WITHOUT TRIANGULAR GRID. 64


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

65


CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE EXPLORATION:

COMMUNAL SPACE IDENTITY:

PROGRAMME IDENTITIES KNIT TOGETHER:

IN FOLLOWING FIVE PAGES THE INTERSTITIAL SPACE BETWEEN BOTH PROGRAMS WAS DRAWN WITH THE INTENTION OF HAVING ITS OWN WALL IDENTITY, WITH THE TWO PROGRAMME BORDERING IT.

THESE QUOTES FROM LOUIS KAHN IN HIS ESSAY ‘THE ROOM, THE STREET AND HUMAN AGREEMENT’ WHERE FOUND TO BE OF INSPIRATION FOR THE FURTHER EXPLORATION OF THE PROJECT. THE QUOTES ABOUT ROOMS AND THEIR OWN UNIQUE NATURE BEING KNIT TOGETHER PROVIDED FURTHER CLARIFICATION OF WHAT THE COMMUNAL SPACE IN THE PROGRAMME WAS TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

THIS DID NOT REMAIN AS A DRIVER BUT IN DOING SO GAVE ME A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPACE CREATED BETWEEN THE TWO PROGRAMS. THE GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION IN THICK BLACK MARKER HELPED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNAL SPACE DEEMED TO BE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE SCHEME, WHERE USER FROM EACH PROGRAMME WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT.

66


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

FLOOR PLANS: THESE ATTEMPTED TO BALANCE THE BUILDING COMPOSITION BY REFERENCING THE OPEN ARMS GESTURE IN THE INITIAL SKETCH EXPLORATION. DOES THE COMMUNAL SPACE BETWEEN PROGRAMME HAVE A GREATER USE IN THESE SCHEME OR IS IT JUST A FAT CORRIDOR? NEEDS TO BE TESTED FOR WHAT FURNITURE AND INFORMAL ACTIVITY COULD OCCUR IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. 67


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN SCALE - 1:600

ROOF PLANS: DO THESE ACTUALLY WORK AS ROOFS? THE ANGULAR CUTS IN PLAN MAY NOT WORK. HOW DOES THE PROGRAMME MEET THE ROOF? IS IT ‘FLOATING’ ABOVE OR THE WALLS SIMPLE COMING UP TO MEET IT.

68


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN SCALE - 1:600

ROOF PLANS: A SIMPLE RECTILINEAR ROOF WITH ONLY THE COMMUNAL SPACE EXPRESSED MAY EMPHASISE ITS IMPORTANCE BETTER THAT A VARIOUS ROOF AS IT CREATES A CONTRAST BETWEEN GEOMETRIES. 69


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN SCALE - 1:600

THIS REFERENCING AALTO’S ARRAY OF ROOMS IN WOLFSBURG CULTURAL CENTRE PRECEDENCE, RESULTING IN A CLUMSY COMPOSITION.

FLOOR PLANS: THESE PLANS DO NOT PROVIDE SPACE THAT IS OF A GREAT USE NEAR THE CLASS ROOMS FOR INFORMAL USE.

70


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN SCALE - 1:600

71


CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

COMMUNAL SPACE: THIS PLAN CREATED TWO MAIN INTERSTITIAL SPACE WHICH COULD BE USED AS THE ‘LOBBIES’ FOR THE SURROUNDING FUNCTIONS. THE GREEN BEING AN INFORMAL STUDY SPACE FOR THE CLASSROOM SPACE. THE ORANGE FOR THE COMMUNITY FUNCTION OF THE KITCHEN AND LOUNGE.

72


CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:300

MEMORIAL GARDEN: THE BRICKS FROM THE MEMORIAL WALL IDENTIFIED IN THE SITE INVESTIGATION ARE PROPOSED TO BE RELOCATED TO THE COURTYARD BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY HALL AND POLICE STATION. THIS WILL HELP RETAIN AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF COMMUNITY HISTORY WHICH WAS LOCATION IN THE BREEZE-WAY OF THE LIQUOR STORE WHICH WAS REMOVED IN THIS PROPOSAL.

73


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ROOF PLAN SCALE - 1:600

VARIOUS ROOF LEVELS: THESE DRAWING EXPLORED USING A LARGE OUTDOOR OVERHANG AND VARIOUS ROOF LEVELS IN AN ATTEMPT TO EMPHASISE THE COMMUNAL SPACE. THE COMMUNITY LOUNGE AREA WAS GIVEN THE LARGEST VERTICAL SPACE TO SIGNIFY IS IMPORTANCE TO THE PROGRAMME.

74


PRECEDENCE:

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RE-EXPLORING TRIANGULAR GRID: PROJECT: SPANISH PAVILION AT THE BRUSSELS EXPO ARCHITECT: CORRALES Y. MOLEZUN YEAR: 1958 PRECEDENCE: USE OF TRIANGLES AND MODULARITY THE SPANISH PAVILION AT THE BRUSSELS EXPO 1958 WAS STUDIED FOR ITS USE OF THE TRIANGULAR CEILING AND ITS MODULARITY IN CONSTRUCTION. A PAVILION USES A MODULAR STRUCTURE AND PANELLING SYSTEM TO CREATE THE BUILDINGS ENCLOSURE WHICH IS NOT TO DISSIMILAR TO THAT USED IN EARLIER SKETCH EXPLORATION ELEVATIONS. THE VARIATION IS ROOF ALLOWS LIGHT INTO THE BUILDING WHILE ALSO EXPRESSING THE HORIZONTALITY OF THE BUILDING.

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SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

RE-EXPLORING TRIANGULAR GRID: AFTER THE PRECEDENCE STUDY OF THE SPANISH PAVILION THE TRIANGULAR GRID WAS RE-EXPLORED TO TEST NEW POSSIBILITIES WITH THE EXPRESSIONS OF HORIZONTALITY AND VARIOUS ROOF HEIGHTS.

76


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTION SCALE - 1:300

RE-EXPLORING TRIANGULAR GRID: THE USE OF HORIZONTAL CLADDING DEFINING THE COMMUNAL SPACE WITH USE OF VARIOUS ROOF HEIGHTS.

77


SKETCH EXPLORATION: CONTEXT PLAN SCALE - 1:4000

78


SKETCH EXPLORATION: CONTEXT PLAN SCALE - 1:4000

RE-ORIENTATION: THE BUILDING NO LONGER USES THE DIRECT AXIS FROM ENTRY TO THE BUILDING BEHIND. POLICE ARE REORIENTATED TO THE COMMUNITY BY THE TRUE AXIS OF THE CURVED ENTRY. REFERENCE TO FRENCH CHATEAU ARCHITECTURE WHERE THE VILLAGE IS ORIENTED TO ITS APPROACH ACCESS. 79


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

80


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

CHARGE COUNTER STOLEN PROPERTY STORE CHANGE COMMS

EQUIPMENT

SERGEANT

ADMIN STORE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

HOLDING SINGLE

INTERVIEW DRUG STORE

81

PROCESSING

CHANGE

BRIEFING

SUSPECT W/C

SALLY PORT


SKETCH EXPLORATION: GEOMETRY PLAN SCALE - 1:600

82


SKETCH EXPLORATION: GEOMETRY PLAN SCALE - 1:600

83


SKETCH EXPLORATION: CEILING FRAMEWORK PLAN SCALE - 1:600

84


CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE EXPLORATION:

REFLECTION ON TRIANGULAR GRID: AS THE SCHEME HAS DEVELOPED THE TRIANGULAR CEILING FRAME HAS BECOME LESS PROMINENT IN THE DRIVING OF DESIGN. THE TRIANGLE WAS INITIALLY USED AS REPRESENTATION OF THE SUPPORT FRAMEWORK THAT THE PROGRAMME PROVIDED THROUGH THE THREE USERS OF THE BUILDING. THE RESIDENTS, POLICE AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS. THE TRIANGULAR CEILING GRID DEFINED THE PLACEMENT OF WALLS IN BOTH PROGRAMMES CREATING AN ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNALITY, BRING TOGETHER THE TO TWO CONTRASTING FUNCTIONS. AS THE TWO PROGRAMMES HAVE DEVELOPED BEYOND THE CONSTRAINTS 60° TRIANGLE FOR PROGRAMMATIC REASONS. THE GRID HAS LOST ITS POTENCY IN MEANING AND IS CONSTRICTING THE EXPLORATION OF DESIGN WHILE STILL POSING STRUCTURAL CONSISTENCY ISSUES. FOR THESE REASONS THE SCHEME WILL CONTINUE TO EXPLORE THE EXPRESSION OF THE TWO PROGRAMMES COMING TOGETHER WITHOUT THE USE OF THE TRIANGULAR GRID.

85


SKETCH EXPLORATION: WALL PANELLING & TECTONICS

86


SKETCH EXPLORATION:

WALL - ROOF RELATIONSHIP & FLOORING EXPLORATION

87


COLOUR IDENTITIES: CARPET PLAN SCALE - 1:600

POLICE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY EDUCATION SPACE MEMORIAL SPACE

COLOUR USE IN LEARNING SPACES RESEARCH: GREEN - CONCENTRATION - EASY ON THE EYE & A REFERENCES TO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ORANGE - MOOD LIFTER - MENTAL STIMULATOR BLUE - GOOD FOR HIGH COGNITIVE LOADS -NEEDS TO BE BALANCED WITH WARMER COLOURS. LIGHTER THE BLUE THE MORE FRIENDLY IT IS. 88


COLOUR IDENTITIES: CARPET PLAN SCALE - 1:600

POLICE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY EDUCATION SPACE MEMORIAL SPACE

COLOUR IDENTITIES: THE USE OF COLOUR HELPS TO DEFINE THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMME OF THE PROJECT THROUGH THE COLOURING OF THE CARPET.

89


SKETCH EXPLORATION: BASKETBALL COURT LAYOUT

90


SKETCH EXPLORATION: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

91


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ELEVATIONS SCALE - 1:600

EAST ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

ELEVATION HIERARCHY: HAS THE HIERARCHY IN ELEVATION OF COMMUNITY SPACE NOW OVER POWERED THE POLICE STATION? 92


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTIONS SCALE - 1:600

EAST FACING ENTRY SECTION

EAST FACING SECTION

NORTH FACING SECTION

SOUTH FACING SECTION

93


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTION PORTIONS SCALE - 1:600

CENTRAL AXIS SECTION FACING MEETING ROOMS - COMMUNITY OFFICE - LOUNGE - POLICE STATION

EAST FACING SECTION THROUGH POLICE STATION - COMMUNITY OFFICE - CLASSROOM

SECTIONAL HIERARCHY: THE POLICE STATION HAS IT OWN LOWER ROOF, NOT COMING UNDER THE SAME ROOF AS THE COMMUNITY. IS THAT WHAT THE PROJECT IS TRYING TO SAY? RE-EXPLORE ALL OF THE PROGRAMME UNDER THE SAME ‘COMMUNITY ROOF’ 94


CENTRAL AXIS SECTION FACING COMMUNITY KITCHEN - CLASS ROOMS

95


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTION DETAIL SCALE - 1:75

INTERIOR EXPLORATION: THE USE OF 900X1800 PLYWOOD PANELS GIVES THE WALLS A MODULARITY WITH EXPRESSES JOINTS. WINDOWS TO READ AS GLASS PANELS. THE THE PANELS DEFINE THE SPACE THE FIRST PANEL CANNOT START CUT AS PER ABOVE THE ENTRY. THIS MUST BE RESOLVED.

96


CONCEPTUAL RESPONSE EXPLORATION:

PARK & PROGRAMME LAYOUT

PARK EXPLORATION: THE LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS WITHIN THE PARK ARE ARRANGED TO LOOK AS IF THEY ARE GATHERING TOWARDS THE CITIZEN CENTRE.

97


SKETCH EXPLORATION: BASKETBALL COURT ARRANGEMENT SCALE - 1:2000

Basketball Court Arrangement Scale: 1:1000

Basketball Court Arrangement Scale: 1:1000

98


SKETCH EXPLORATION: BASKETBALL COURT ARRANGEMENT SCALE - 1:2000

Basketball Court Arrangement Scale: 1:1000

Basketball Court Arrangement Scale: 1:1000

99


SKETCH EXPLORATION: ELEVATIONS SCALE - 1:600

EAST ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

100


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTIONS SCALE - 1:600

WEST FACING POLICE SECTION

EAST FACING SECTION

NORTH FACING SECTION

SOUTH FACING SECTION

101


SKETCH EXPLORATION: SECTION PORTIONS SCALE - 1:300

CENTRAL AXIS SECTION FACING COMMUNITY OFFICE - LOUNGE - POLICE STATION

EAST FACING SECTION THROUGH POLICE STATION - LOBBY

102


EAST FACING SECTION THROUGH POLICE STATION - LOBBY

103


REFINEMENT: SECTION DETAIL SCALE - 1:75

EAST FACING SECTION THROUGH STUDY SPACE LIGHT-WELL

COMMUNITY ROOF: A LIGHT WELL IS INTEGRATED INTO THE TIMBER BATTENED CEILING TO BRING LIGHT INTO THE STUDY SPACE WHICH DOES NOT HAVE MUCH OPPORTUNITY FOR NATURAL SOUTHERN LIGHT OTHERWISE.

104


REFINEMENT: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

BASKETBALL COURTS: THIS ARRANGE OF BASKETBALL COURT WAS CHOSEN AS THE GEOMETRY USED BEST EXPRESSED THE NOTION OF GATHERING TOWARDS THE AXIS AND INTO THE CENTRE.

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105


REFINEMENT: AXONOMETRIC SCALE - 1:600

106


PRECEDENCE:

PROJECT: USONIAN HOUSES ARCHITECT: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT YEAR: VARIOUS PRECEDENCE: EXPRESSION OF HORIZONTALITY FLW WAS REVISITED FOR HIS EXPRESSION OF HORIZONTALITY IN THE USONIAN HOUSES. THE HOUSES USED AS PRECEDENCE HAVE A THIN ROOF AND LONG STRETCHES OF WALL WITH SLIM ELONGATED WINDOWS. THIS GIVES THE WALL A PRESENCE WHICH MAY WORK WELL WITH THE IDENTITY OF THE POLICE STATION. THE SECOND LEVEL OF ROOF ALLOWS ADDITION LIGHT INTO THE BUILDING NOT TOO DISSIMILAR TO PREVIOUS SCHEMES DEVELOPED. WITH THE USONIAN HOUSES FLW ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A DEMOCRATIC HOUSE WITH NO BASEMENT OR ATTICS, HAVING ALL OF THE PROGRAMME ON A SINGLE LEVEL UNDER THE ROOF LINE. 107


REFINEMENT: AXONOMETRIC SCALE - 1:600

COMMUNITY ROOF: THE POLICE STATION CAN COME UNDER THE COMMUNITY ROOF WHILE STILL MAINTAIN ITS DOMESTIC BRICK WALL HEIGHT AND EXPRESSING A GREATER HORIZONTALITY WITH CLADDING AND WINDOW STRIP. 108


REFINEMENT:

ELEVATION DEVELOPMENT & SHADOW TESTING SCALE - 1:600

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

109


REFINEMENT: ELEVATIONS SCALE - 1:600

EAST ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

SOUTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

110


REFINEMENT: SECTIONS SCALE - 1:600

EAST FACING SECTION - LOBBY - POLICE STATION

EAST FACING SECTION - STUDY SPACE - MEETING ROOM - POLICE STATION

WEST FACING SECTION - POLICE STATION - COMMUNITY OFFICE - CLASS ROOM

NORTH FACING SECTION

SOUTH FACING SECTION

111


REFINEMENT: SECTIONS SCALE - 1:600

SECTION CUTTING COMMUNITY OFFICE - LOUNGE - POLICE STATION 3

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CENTRAL AXIS SECTION Scale: 1:100

CENTRAL AXIS SECTION Scale: 1:100 EAST FACING SECTION THROUGH POLICE STATION - COMMUNITY OFFICE - CLASSROOM 1

CROSS AXIS SECTION Scale: 1:100

WEST FACING SECTION THROUGH POLICE STATION - LOBBY

3

CENTRAL AXIS SECTION Scale: 1:100

WEST FACING SECTION THROUGH STUDY SPACE - COMMUNITY OFFICE - POLICE STATION

112


REFINEMENT: PERSPECTIVES

COMMUNITY THRESHOLD: MAY NEED STRUCTURAL SUPPORT FOR THE SPAN? INVESTIGATE BRICK COLUMNS THAT WILL FURTHER EMPHASIS THE ENTRY INTO THE COMMUNITY SPACE

COMMUNITY THRESHOLD: [Drawing Title] THE THRESHOLD BETWEEN THE STATION AND ITS OFFICE 6AREA. THE OFFICE SPACE WERE ADMINISTRATION WORK Scale: 1:120 IS UNDERTAKEN ENGAGES THE COMMUNAL SPACE BY RISING TO THE COMMUNAL ROOF HEIGHT IN THE LOUNGE IN ADDITION TO ITS VISUAL CONNECTION. 113


REFINEMENT: AXONOMETRIC SCALE - 1:600

114


REFINEMENT: FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

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115


REFINEMENT: ELEVATIONS SCALE - 1:300

EAST ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

REACHING OUT TO PUBLIC R

REACHING OUT TO PUBLIC REALM:

THE CLASS ROOMS REACH OUT TO THE PUBLIC REALM IN PLAN BUT WERE NOT EXPRESSING THAT IN ELEVATIONS. THESE FACADE ARE TOO TALL AT 5M AND HAVE BECOME OVERBEARING WHICH IS NOT THE INTENTION. A MORE SUBTLE GRADIENT SHOULD BE TESTED. 116


REFINEMENT:

ELEVATIONS SCALE - 1:300 FINEMENT

TION CLASSROOMS - 1:200

EAST ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION NORTH ELEVATION

REACHING OUT TO PUB

THIS ELEVATION IS MUCH MORE EFFECTI REACHING OUT TO PUBLIC REALM: BASKETBALL HOOPS AS HEIGHT REFERENC IDENTITY. THIS ELEVATION IS MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE AND USES THE BASKETBALL HOOPS AS HEIGHT REFERENCES TO DISTINGUISH THERE IDENTITY.

117


REFINEMENT: ELEVATIONS SCALE - 1:300

NORTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION

NORTH ELEVATION NORTH

ELEVATION

COLOUR SCHEME: THE PROGRAMME IDENTITY COLOURS ARE USED IN THE ELEVATIONS. THE STRIPS OF COLOUR WERE USED TO FURTHER EXPRESS THE VERTICAL CLADDING IDENTITY OF THE ROOMS REACHING OUT IN CONTRAST TO THE HORIZONTALITY OF THE LARGER BUILDING FORM. 118


REFINEMENT & DETAIL: PRESENTATION DRAWINGS

119


CONCEPT RESPONSE:

ORIENTATING THE POLICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

POLICING PROCESS:

THE PROJECT ORIENTATES THE POLICE STATION TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH ALIGNING THE BUILDING TO THE CURVED ENTRY AXIS TO THE HOUSING ESTATE.

THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE STATION CONSIDER HOW GREATER INTERACTION BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RESIDENTS CAN BE ACHIEVED BY COMPARTMENTALISING THE POLICE STATION INTO TWO PARTS. HAVING THE STATION DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS ALLOWS FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY WITH THE PUBLIC WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE PROCESSING AND CHARGING ASPECT OF THE STATION.

THE POLICE STATION IS USED AS THE BACKBONE OF THE CENTRE PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY. UPON ENTRY TO THE ESTATE THE CENTRE IS OF FOCUS. ITS FOREGROUND ACTIVATED WITH SPORTING COURTS AND THE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE.

THE STATION HAS AN ADMINISTRATION/CONSULTATION AREA WHICH TAKES ON THE IDENTITY OF THE COMMUNAL SPACE WITH PLYWOOD PANELLING AND BATTENED CEILING AS IT CONNECTS TO THE COMMUNITY AREA.

HAVING THE STATION DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS ALLOWS FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY WITH THE PUBLIC WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE PROCESSING AND CHARGING ASPECT OF THE STATION.

THE PROCESSING END OF THE POLICE STATIONS WAS DEVELOPED WITH DOORS ORDERED ALONG ITS CORRIDOR TO REFLECT THE NATURE OF WHAT HAPPENS WITHIN THE SPACE, THE FOLLOWING OF STRICT POLICE PROCEDURES.

THE STATION HAS AN ADMINISTRATION /CONSULTATION AREA WHICH TAKES ON THE IDENTITY OF THE COMMUNAL SPACE.

THE BLUE VERTICAL CLADDING SIGNIFIES THE TRANSITION FROM THE PROCESSING PROGRAMME OF THE POLICE STATION TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AREA.

THE BLUE VERTICAL CLADDING SIGNIFIES THE TRANSITION FROM THE PROCESSING PROGRAMME OF THE POLICE STATION TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AREA.

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THE COMING TOGETHER OF PROGRAMMES:

COMMUNAL SPACE:

THE PROGRAMME IDENTITIES COME TOGETHER IN THE COMMUNAL SPACE, EACH INDIVIDUAL BUT SHARING COMMONALITIES IN THEIR MATERIALITY AND OR PROPORTIONING.

NO KITCHENETTE IS AFFORDED TO THE POLICE OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OFFICES SO THEY MUST ENTER INTO THE COMMUNAL SPACE FOR LUNCH BREAKS TO SHARE AMENITIES.

THE KEY SPACE WITHIN THE PROGRAMME WHICH PROMOTES THE COMING TOGETHER OF THE USERS IS THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND LOUNGE.

THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND LOUNGE AIM TO ACT AS A MECHANISM TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE POLICE AND ORGANISATION MEMBERS TO INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC. THIS HOPES TO FOSTER PUBLIC RELATIONS BETWEEN POLICE AND COMMUNITY THROUGH INFORMAL ENCOUNTERS OF EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS EATING LUNCH OR LEISURE.

THE PROJECT CONCEPTUAL AIMS TO BRING THE POLICE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES TOGETHER THROUGH AN INTERSTITIAL SPACE FOR COMMUNAL USE. THIS IS EXPRESSED IN THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE FLOOR PLAN AND THE COMMONALITIES IN PROGRAMME IDENTITIES.

THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND LOUNGE ARE CONCEPTUALIZED AS THE HEART OF THE PROJECT. IT IS POSITIONED BETWEEN THE OFFICES SPACES OF THE TWO PROGRAMMES. BOTH HAVE WINDOWS LOOKING OUT INTO THE AREA REDUCING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN RESIDENCE AND PROCESSES THAT HELP SHAPE THE COMMUNITY.

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PROGRAMME:

COMMUNITY NEEDS: THE CONCEPT AIMS TO ACTIVATE THE PROGRAMME THROUGH PROVIDING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES TO ATTRACT PEOPLE TO THE PROJECT. THESE SPACES EXTERNALLY INCLUDE THE BASKETBALL COURTS, KIDS BIKE COURSE AND PARK SPACE. INTERNALLY SPACE IS PROVIDED FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMME THAT CURRENTLY RUN IN ALTGELD GARDENS SUCH ADULT EDUCATION, CHILDREN’S AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, TUTORING AND HOLIDAY PROGRAMS. NEW ADDITIONS TO THESE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COMMUNITY HALL, ARTS SPACE AND THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN, FOR GENERAL USE AND HEALTH EDUCATION. POLICE NEEDS: THE BRIEF RECOGNISES THAT SIMPLY CREATING MORE POLICE STATION WILL NOT SOLVE COMPLEX SOCIAL ISSUES OR MEND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND POLICE. DUE TO THIS THE POLICE STATION ELEMENT OF THE CENTRE FOCUSES ITS REQUIREMENTS TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY THROUGH A SUPPORTING NATURE RATHER THAN SIMPLY FOCUSING ON THE PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS TO ENFORCE THE LAW. THE SPACES CONSIDER HOW GREATER INTERACTION BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RESIDENTS OF THE AREA CAN BE ACHIEVED, BY COMPARTMENTALISING THE POLICE STATION INTO A ADMINISTRATION/CONSULTATION & PROCESSING.

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THE PROGRAMME: POLICE

1. FRONT COUNTER 2. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 3. PUBLIC CONSULTATION 4. GUN STORE 5. ADMIN STORE 6. SERGEANT OFFICE 7. MEETING ROOM 8. PROPERTY STORE 9. QUESTIONING ROOM 10.HOLDING & CHARGE AREA

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OFFICE MEETING ROOMS COMPUTER ROOM COMMUNITY KITCHEN COMMUNITY LOUNGE ARTS ROOM COMMUNITY HALL BASKETBALL COURTS BIKE COURSE

EDUCATION SPACE 20. CLASS ROOM 21. STUDY SPACE

MEMORIAL SPACE 22. MEMORIAL WALL


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18

17 18

16

14

1

20

22

20 2

3 4

20 15

5

6

11

7

12

8 9

PROGRAMME PLAN SCALE - 1:1000

N

20

21

10

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13


CONTEXT PLAN SCALE - 1:5000

N

124


SITE PLAN SCALE - 1:1000

N

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B C

A

A

B

C

FLOOR PLAN SCALE - 1:600

N

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EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC SCALE - 1:600 127


PERSPECTIVE NORTHERN FACADE 128


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PERSPECTIVE NORTHERN FACADE

PERSPECTIVE NORTHERN FACADE 130


PERSPECTIVE MEMORIAL WALL GARDEN

THE BRICK FROM THE GRAFFITI MEMORIAL WALL WILL BE REUSED IN THE REAR COURTYARD GARDEN SPACE 131


PERSPECTIVE POLICE CORRIDOR & COMMUNITY THRESHOLD

PERSPECTIVE COMMUNITY LOUNGE 132


PERSPECTIVE MEETING ROOMS AND STUDY AREA

PERSPECTIVE ENTRY LOBBY 133


EAST ELEVATION SCALE - 1:600

WEST ELEVATION SCALE - 1:600

SOUTH ELEVATION SCALE - 1:600

NORTH ELEVATION SCALE - 1:600

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SECTION A-A LOBBY - POLICE STATION SCALE - 1:600

SECTION C-C CENTRAL COMMUNAL AXIS SCALE - 1:600

SECTION B-B PROGRAMME RELATIONSHIP SCALE - 1:600

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EAST ELEVATION SCALE - 1:300

NORTH ELEVATION SCALE - 1:300

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THE COMMUNITY ROOMS REACH OUT INTO THE PUBLIC REALM DISTINGUISHING THEMSELVES IN THEIR COLOUR AND VERTICAL CLADDING IN CONTRAST TO THE BUILDINGS OVERALL HORIZONTALITY.

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WEST ELEVATION SCALE - 1:300

SOUTH ELEVATION SCALE - 1:300

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SECTION C-C SCALE - 1:300

SECTION B-B SCALE - 1:300

THE COMMUNITY LOUNGE BETWEEN THE OFFICES OF BOTH PROGRAMS CREATING A COMMUNAL MEETING PLACE FOR ALL USERS TO INTERACT.

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THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN ACTS AS A MECHANISM TO INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITY POLICE AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATION WORKS TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER AND THE PUBLIC.

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D1-D1

SECTION A-A SCALE - 1:200

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HLD1

POLICE STATION SECTIONAL DETAIL D1-D1 SCALE - 1:75

THE MATERIALITY OF THE POLICE OFFICE TAKES ON THE COMMUNITY IDENTITY WITH THE PLYWOOD WALL PANELLING. THE MODULARITY OF THE WINDOW PANELS CREATES TRANSPARENCY TO THE POLICE ADMINISTRATION. THE POLICE STATION CEILING HEIGHT RISES TO THE COMMUNAL CEILING AS THE PROGRAMME FUNCTION ENGAGES WITH THE WITH PUBLIC.

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HLD1 HANGING LIGHTING DETAIL SCALE - 1:20 THE HANGING LIGHT FIXTURES TAKE THE PLACE OF TIMBER BATTENS ON THE CEILING, DROPPING DOWN TO THE REQUIRED HEIGHT.

D2

D2

DETAIL SECTION KEY

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HLD2


HLD2

MEETING ROOMS - COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OFFICE DETAIL D2-D2 SCALE - 1:75

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CHICAGO CITIZEN CENTRE SRD766 ARCHITECTURE DESIGN MASTERCLASS 2017 ALEX LARCOMBE - 211310227

THANK YOU’S THANK YOU TO GEORGE MEEK, AIDAN JAMIESON, SAMANTHA GUGLIOTTI, MUM & DAD FOR THE LONG PHONE CALLS AND SUPPORT OVER THE YEAR. COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU.

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