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Entrance From Harbour Entrance From Road And Foyer Office/Reception W/Câ€™s Gallery/ tourist information Cafe counter Hotel Reception Atrium/Grand staircase Terrace Bin Store Public thoroughfare Car park Beach VTS Centre (above)
SITE PLAN 1:500
HUMBER POLYCENTRIC PORT AUTHORITY
The Vessel Tracking Centre is designed to overlook the North Sea in order to allow views out to the oncoming ships and towards the offshore Platform. The Building Hangs completely off the wall with no direct to ground foundations. This is to implement minimum footprint on the beach and allow new sand banks and reed beds to freely form around the base of the wall. A further benefit of this type of construction is that the building can grow over time with the Port, new supports can be bolted into the concrete and the building can grow and shrink in an organic fashion as required.
The Humber is the Shipping giant of the North, providing income to Humberside and Lincolnshire, however shipping has declined and control is divided reducing international status. Many ports compete for trade and business, could these ports be connected and controlled from a single node, could this node also act as a spark to bring jobs back to Hull, Goole and Immingham.
DESIGN ANALYSIS/ LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE/ POST GRADUATE/ SEMESTER 4/ 2009-2010/ JOE RILEY VTS GROUND FLOOR
SITE SECTION 1:1000 Early design sketches tried to deal with the key factors of the site: • Site sheltered from the wind on two sides but not from the North, open central area has no shading. • Flat plateau flanked by sand banks allows for level changes between buildings • Unobstructed views to both the North Sea and the Humber Estuary • Grassy vegetation means building will quickly become routed within site • Any building must be of a robust nature to adapt to a range of climates - winter snow storms, howling gales, summer sun, high waters and torrential rain.
Early Studies lead me to the linear form which acts as a journey linking three main destinations: • The sea Port • The Conference Centre • The Vessel Tracking Centre By Using a Core wall structure these buildings and functions can have links without necessarily being joined. I felt the diagram to the left was key to developing these links and helped the form by allowing the VTS centres to exist as an almost separate entity with room to grow organically. CONFERENCE VISUALISATION
HOTEL FLOORPLAN 1:500