CASTLE STREET MULTI STORY CAR PARK - PILGRIM SITE MAP
Surroundings & Programs 1:500 SCALE
K E Y ZONE A ZONE B ZONE C HIGH NOISE POLLUTION
MOST CARS PARKED
OTHER BUILDINGS OF INTEREST SOCIAL HOUSING
SURROUNDING CAR PARKS BUSINESSES ENTRANCE/EXIT CAR PARK (PEDESTRIANS)
• Closest view of the cathedral • Near a road, few cars use this road, however becomes busy on a saturday • Trees impede the view of the cathedral • Most busy part of the top floor on a saturday due to the traffic flow system of the car park (marked as the orange zone)
• Furtherst away from any noise pollution caused by cars on the surrounding roads • Trees impede the view of the cathedral • Most busy part of the top floor on a saturday due to the traffic flow system of the car park (marked as the orange zone)
• Best view of the cathedral on this site, little blocks the view of the cathedral • Most noise pollution in this are of the car park (marked by the blue zone) • Fewer cars park on this side of the site due to the traffic flow system of the car park • Other intresting views are the castle and the church, both can be viewed best in this location providing the project is of a good height and towers over surrounding walls
These photographs relate to the traffic flow diagram, visually showing the density of parked cars in three different zones in the car park. This photographic evidence shows that at busy times Zone B has the highest density of parked cars, the possible reasons for this have been explored on the traffic flow diagram.
CASTLE STREET MULTI STORY CAR PARK SITE MAP - CATHEDRAL VIEW & PHOTOGRAPHS OF TRAFFIC FLOW 1:5000
Strong use of colour - car spaces are markes as green, seperated by bold white lines. Red is used for the colour of the footpath, connected by a two tone, black and white, zebra crossings (which typically give right of way to pedestrians). Yellow is used for curbs, negative space that isnt intended to be used.
Photographs of signs around the car park. Large number of instructions and information, simmilar to the surface of the top story. Once you have parked your car you are directed to the â€˜pay stationâ€™, then there are directions to the exit and a sign that points you into the right direction of the city centre.
CASTLE STREET MULTI STORY CAR PARK THE JOURNEY AROUND THE CAR PARK SCALE 1:500
The markings can take you on a journey, either on foot or while driving. When entering the top floor of the car park drivers must immediatly turn right, this is obviously why this side of the car park fills up first at busy times. Generally you must turn right or carry on ahead unless its a road that you could have turned right into previously. I have noticed that at busy times, pedestrians more or less stick to the path indicated by the red blocks of colour, and cars stick to the direction they travel in. This all breaks down when there are few users in the car park, pedestrians seem to walk freely and cars do not hesitate to drive over the green spaces; the shortest distance to get from a to b is used. Suprisingly I did not see any pedestrians using the ramp to enter the car park, probably only used by people who cannot use the stairs, wheelchair users etc.
This is a map of Canterbury, showing the location of the site highlighted in yellow. The line of vision to the cathedral is also illustrated on the map. As the site is on top of a multi story car park there are not any buildings that are tall enough to obstruct the view between the site and the cathedral.
levels of light at specific locations on different days
LIGHT (lux levels)
+1000 +2000 +3000 +4000
Primary models exploring a private and public space as one. White paper explores the host unit and the cardboard the public unit. I used wire to give the paper and card rigidity that allowed me to easily experiment with wrapping the public and private space, as a result, the public space encases the private space . Explores the idea of privacy within the guest unit Creates an outer shell that could be used for climbing, a space that isnâ€™t private.
CASTLE STREET MULTI STORY CAR PARK SECTION A-B
From researching Parkor the aspects that intrested me were its philospohy, its acceptance and legality and how it could be possible to make it socially acepted in todays society. Its philosphy is human reclemation and the freedom of movement in an enviroment designed to cotain you. There are many laws preventing it from legally being practised in public and private spaces. It has been described as anti-socail behaviour by Moreton Council in the UK and banned. The disiplineâ€™s philosophie of total freedom means they enjoy using their surroundings as a platform to express them selves and trying to contain the sport in a simmilar way to skateboarding for example conflicts with its philosophy making it hard for the sport to grow. I set myself a challenge of finding a contemprary use/function of the sport without ruining its core beliefs. I found intresting simmilarities with a public sector that could possibly help the sport progress and be socially accepted. The part of the public sector i am reffering to is the Royal Mail and im focusing on the aesthetics of how the postman that makes a journey from A-B. I am propsing the idea of intergrating the two, to harmoize and take benefit from each others strenghts. The host unit will house a Visitor to Canterbury, someone that wants the freedom to explore the citys space without having to worry about tresspassing. The Private space will have a work room for the guest, a space to store post that needs to be delivered to the local surroundings. TO be able to stay in this unit, and have this freedom to explore the city their parkour must have reason and a fuction, by delievring local mail and having the uniform it is a way of trying to make the guest socially excepted in the city. The public space around the guest unit will be a training ground, so that free runners have a place to practise their sport in a legal enviroment, the relationship between the spaces is that when the people practising freerunning in the public space feel confident enough they can be a guest in the host unit to have the freedom of moving round the city all day. The host unit must have quick and easy access to to the ground making it simple for the free runner to carry out his job as postman for the day, the fact is that a free runner will only be able to carry with him a small amount of post so he will have to keep returning to his host unit and picking up more post for him to carry, people in the guest unit will see the freedom he is being given as he will be returning regularrly and want give them a hunger for mastering the art of freerunning so they can have the freedom of exploring the city themselves
The red square represents the moment of the postman into your private space, darker green circle. The journey into this space is agreeable for both the postman and the owner in question. By combing the two activities This idea explores the expansion of this agreeable space, while not losing the trust of the public, this seems like one of the only ways that could Parkour socially accepted in private spaces. I am trying to replicate the feeling of security that the house owner has of having a stranger freely enter their private space.
Movements of Parkour
Postman Makes a journey along a set route, moving from A-B using the enviroment in a legal manor
Involve a certain amount of solidarity
Utilize private space without permission to serve their purpose and its happily accepted
Criteria of design Rules of travelling around the car park are broken when the car park is empty, this means the pilgrim structure should be out of the way (to one side perhaps) Indoor Activities, light is important however due to physicall activities taking place in the public space a warm public space is not terribly important... perhaps even better at cooler temperatures... location should be partially shaded???!!!
Parkour MAkes a jouney from A-B regardless of obstacles , often using the enviroment in an illegal way Utilize private space regardless of permission to serve their purpose yet it is not socially accepted
It is about looking at these fundemental links and taking the positives and negatives, using the common link making a union between the two, combing the two
mapping on movement in and surrounding the car park area on a different number of days
From researching Parkor the aspects that intrested me were its philospohy, its acceptance and legality and how it could be possible to make it socially acepted.
Design Requirements Access to ground must be quci and easy for the guest so they can carry out their job as a postman the guest unit must be a journey, like a skate park it needs a circuit.. the idea of parkour is to never move backwards on yourself
Its philosphy is human reclemation and the freedom of movement in an enviroment designed to cotain you.
Light is needed howvever physical activities are carried out with in the public space, therfore sunlight might heat the building to much, should i rely on artifical light more??
the negative space is also important when making design decisions.... becuase that is also where movement will take place
There are many laws preventing it from legally being practised in public and private spaces. It has been described as anti-socail behaviour by Moreton Council in the UK and banned. The disiplineâ€™s philosophie of total freedom means they enjoy using their surroundings as a platform to express them selves and trying to contain the sport in a simmilar way to skateboarding for example conflicts with its philosophy making it hard for the sport to grow.
Will Alsop talks about the free runners corrupting the origional use, for example the rooftops arent generally not a functional element of buildings.. in my design it is important that the rooftops are accesable for someone with free running capabilities... eg... humanly possible jumps and heights... all varying for different levels of skilled free runners.
I set myself a challenge of finding a contemprary use/function of the sport without ruining its core beliefs. I found intresting simmilarities with a public sector that could possibly help the sport progress and be socially accepted.
the gues unit needs sunlight as it is being inhabitated, should be the highrst point of the building, needs to be higher up than the rest of the building, so when the public space is being climbed on rater than being used nside the guest has some privacy...
The more things to run over and the more obstalces the better.....ATTENTION TO THE DETAILING OF THE BUILDING IS MOST IMPORTANT!!! How it fits to the brief single guest unit... parkour needs ultimate concentration,, best performed on your own... simmilar to a postman ar CASTLE STREET MULTI STORY CAR PARK SITE MAP - SURROUNDINGS & PROGRAMS 1:500
HOW DO PEOPLE ENTER THE CAR PARK?????
Programatic Index Parkour
The part of the public sector i am reffering to is the Royal Mail and im focusing on the aesthetics of how the postman that makes a journey from A-B. I am propsing the idea of intergrating the two, to harmoize and take benefit from each others strenghts. Site Visit Times 1/02/2011 Tuesday 1500 2/02/2011 Wednesday 1400 4/02/2011 Friday 1700 5/02/2011 Saturday1400 Activities Free Running Noisey Traffic South Side Skateboarding Traffic Wardens CCTV Postman