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1.2 Project  Visions,  Ambitions  and  Future  Scale   My  interests  this  year  are  mainly  focused  on  creating  a  new  town  square  and  social   interaction  space,  a  prototype  typology  that  can  be  picked  up  and  implemented  in  other   similar  sites  across  the  country  and  beyond.  To  bring  back  the  historical  significance  of  the   market  within  our  cities,  accessibility  and  creating  a  new  typology  that  breaks  the  mould   of  the  current  high  end,  high  value  one  off  markets.  To  create  an  individual  building  that   can  be  implemented  across  a  wide  range  of  environments,  a  sustainable  strategy  of  cyclical   processes  have  to  be  established  These  RULES  will  influence  and  determine  the  aesthetics   of  the  building,  this  in  fact,  becoming  secondary  to  the  process.     Capture  and  Recycle  Rainwater   The  capturing  of  rainwater  within  the  building,  and  the  use  of  this  water  throughout  the   building  and  its  processes,  including  the  watering  of  the  germinating  crop,  as  well  as  the   cleaning  of  the  floor  plates  and  the  use  of  grey  water  throughout  the  building.     Water  usage  and  distribution  should  become  a  visible  measurement  of  consuming.     The  Use  of  Organic  Waste  for  Light   The  collection  and  storage  of  organic  waste  within  the  building  to  allow  the  community  to   dispose  of  waste  easily,  as  well  as  allowing  them  to  see  the  process  of  this  waste  disposal   in  creating  light  for  the  building  throughout  the  hours  of  darkness.  Anaerobic  respiration   produces  methane,  which  can  be  passed  across  plants  to  produce  light  in  the  form  of   bioluminescence.     Recycling  should  be  used  to  create  spectacle.     Encourage  Awareness/  Education   Encourage  people  to  take  part  in  the  processes  that  happen  within  the  building,  the   processes  determining  the  presence  of  the  building  itself.     Growing  should  be  at  close  proximity  and  connect  us  to  nature.     To  strengthen  the  relationship  between  the  community  and  the  growth  of  food   Due  to  the  dense  urban  environment  and  the  increase  of  commercialization,  society  is   becoming  removed  from  the  production  of  the  food  they  eat  and  the  processes  that  take   place  in  order  to  produce  it.  My  building  aims  to  educate  community  in  these  matters.     Growing  should  be  a  joy.     Self  Sufficiency   Due  to  the  abundance  of  commercial  goods,  and  24  hour  convenience  society,  my  project   aims  to  break  down  these  monopolies,  and  tempt  people  back  into  self  production  and  the   happiness  of  growing,  to  allow  for  a  new  opening  in  the  market,  for  a  community  run  co   operative.     Growing  should  be  a  commercial  venture.                                            

   

            Collage  of  scheme    

                                                                                               


1.4 –  Brief  and  Agenda    

Permanent Market  and  New  Town  Square   A  Manifesto  for  a  Local  Consumerism  Movement       I  propose  a  permanent  market,  functional,  to  some  capacity,  24  hours  a  day.  On  site  permanently,  this  building  will   house  a  permanent  market  space  that  is  flexible  and  can  be  used  as  an  informal  performance  space,  a  tram   distribution  stop  for  the  transference  of  trading  to  a  wider  area,  germination  towers,  for  the  initial  growth  of  crop  to   distribute  to  the  local  community,  as  well  as  providing  a  public  landscape  for  social  interaction.   The  building  is  located  on  a  lost  and  forgotten  space  in  East  London.  A  space  where  historically  a  market  took  place,   along  the  convergence  lines  of  transports,  here,  the  edges  between  industrial,  residential  and  the  over-­‐ground  train   line.   The  workers  will  be  the  community,  the  functions  happen  around  their  daily  schedules,  the  cultivation  of  the   germinating  crops  tended  to  by  those  who  invest  in  the  co-­‐operative:     Co-­‐operative  Scheme;  ‘an  autonomous  association  of  persons  united  voluntarily,  to  meet  their  common  economic,   social  and  cultural  needs  and  aspirations  through  jointly  owned  and  democratically  controlled  enterprise’.  It  may   also  be  defined  as  a  business  that  is  owned  and  controlled  completely  by  those  people  who  use  it  and  work  there.     The  building  and  scheme,  with  its  many  functions  and  interwoven  programs,  has  three  main  objectives  in  its  ideas   and  construction:   1  –  In  response  to  and  in  order  to  take  advantage  of,  the  Government’s  Revolution  on  growth  and  society.   2  –  To  create  awareness  between  consumption,  the  user  and  growth  and  to  educate.   3  –  To  form  a  cyclical  building  where  waste  creates  beauty,  and  function  allows  participation.        

Funding

Funding  to  build  this  sort  of  a  building;  a  large  and  open  public  space  for  trade  and  growth,  will  require  government   and  public  support  in  order  to  produce  a  society  that  accepts  this  building  not  only  as  an  ‘object’,  or  stand  alone   construction  in  this  location,  but  as  a  strategy  and  typology  that  can  be  seen  as  a  prototype  on  my  site.     There  are  many  different  strategies  that  can  aid  this  type  of  construction,  for  example  the  Conservative  Government   and  it’s  ‘Big  Society’,  as  well  as  many  more  organizations  that  focus  their  time  and  effort  on  promoting  community   and  the  growth  of  food  in  the  city.  For  example:     -­‐ Government’s  Grow  Your  Own  Revolution   This  aims  to  give  support  to  reduce  our  dependency  on  imports,  by  reforming  the  EU’s  common  agricultural   and  fishing  policies.  Cross-­‐departmental  policy  report  (Food  2030)  aims  to  support  further  farmers  and   community  markets  to  boost  consumption  of  local  produce.  This  is  also  driven  by  the  FFLP,  a  community  driven   body  that  aims  to  promote  awareness.  (Food  For  Life  Partnership)     -­‐ The  Federation  of  City  Farms  and  Community  Gardens   A  charity  that  supports  and  promotes  community  managed  farms,  gardens,  allotments  and  other  green  spaces,   creating  opportunities  for  local  communities  to  grow.  It  also  tries  to  empower  local  people,  across  the  age   spectrum,  from  different  backgrounds  and  abilities,  to  build  better  communities,  usually  in  developed  areas,   and  to  provide  decision  makers,  funders  and  the  media.     -­‐ SHAPE  East   A  London  based  program,  supported  by  the  Government,  to  promote  a  positive  influence  on  the  quality  of  urban   design  and  the  built  environment,  through  supporting  the  professional  community,  engaging  the  public  and   facilitating  debate  and  understanding  between  the  two.  It  supporters  (among  others)  are:   The  Architect  Centre  Network   CABE   English  Heritage   Private  Trustees          

             

  Collage  (relationship  between  growth  and  health)  


1.5 -­‐  Building  Program  

Permanent  Market  and  New  Town  Square   A  Manifesto  for  a  Local  Consumerism  Movement       The  creation  of  the  new  town  square  at  this  convergence  point  in  Tower  Hamlets  is  attempting  to  re  awaken  community  spirit  in  a  ‘forgotten’   area,  produce  growth  in  inner  city  and  highly  built  up  areas,  improve  mental  health,  and  educate  about  growth  and  self  production.  This  building   is  a  starting  point  for  the  ‘germination’  of  the  building  over  the  years,  so  its  growth  spreads  across  the  community  and  local  area,  ‘making  green’   the  industrial  looking  area.  For  smooth  and  successful  operation  of  the  building,  the  following  facilities  will  be  included:      

1.

Reception and  visitor  entrance   The  reception  and  visitors  entrance  should  be  easily  accessible  from  the  outside  open  community  space  around  the  foot   of  the  building.  A  natural  flow  will  be  created  from  outside  to  inside  space,  with  the  building  gently  enticing  the  visitor  in   with  sloped  ramps  and  ease  of  boundary  crossing.  In  this  sense,  some  of  the  outside  materiality  could  be  bought  in,  with  a   green  floor  leading  the  way  into  the  building.  All  the  functions  of  the  building  must  be  visible  to  the  visitor,  (the   movement  of  the  roof,  the  selling  in  the  market  and  the  growth  of  the  towers).  At  a  certain  point,  this  exterior  materiality   will  trail  off,  leaving  the  visitor  with  the  feeling  of  leaving  the  outside  and  entering  the  main  body  of  the  machine  (the   market).  

2.

Co-­‐operative members  entrance   The  members  of  the  co-­‐operative,  also  being  visitors,  but  more  regular  visitors  that  are  an  influencing  part  of  the   building’s  performance  and  function,  are  of  course  not  excluded  from  using  the  visitor  entrance  when  utilizing  the   building.  When,  though,  the  members  come  to  the  building  to  tend  their  sponsored  crops,  their  entrance  will  take  the   form  of  the  ramped  germination  towers  or  stairs.  In  this  sense  they  are  not  leaving  the  outside  of  the  building,  as  this  area   although  enclosed,  brings  the  outside  in.  Visitors  can  also  access  this  area  to  view  the  co-­‐operative  members  tending  their   crops.  

3.

Goods exchange  entrance   The  goods  exchange  entrance  is  purely  functional,  with  home  orders  being  organized  from  around  the  building,  as  well  as   crops  grown  by  those  public  members  who  have  bought  germinated  seeds,  grown  them  on  green  spaces  around  the  area,   and  sold  the  excess  of  crop  back  to  the  co-­‐operative,  enter  the  building  to  be  sorted,  stored  and  sold  within  the  market.   Located  more  at  the  back  of  the  building  this  is  a  function  that  will  be  visible  but  not  at  the  forefront,  with  much  of  the   transportation  taking  place  on  bicycles  this  stream  of  goods  in  and  out  will  be  visible  to  those  in  the  open  community   gardens.  

4.

Market floor  level   The  market  floor  will  be  a  large  open  market  space  with  ordered  stalls  on  plots  that  are  purchased  by  the  co-­‐operative   members  who  sell  their  germinated  crops,  or  the  goods  that  have  been  grown  off  site.  These  market  stalls  will  be  ordered   to  allow  the  flow  of  people,  as  well  as  allowing  each  stallholder  to  enhance  and  flaunt  their  performance,  with  little   restriction  on  how  these  stalls  look.  With  the  differing  rings  of  production  that  occur  around  the  area  encircling  my   building  (dairy,  crop,  eggs  etc….)  due  to  the  space  available  and  goods  needed,  the  public  will  provide  this  market  with  the   goods,  and  in  return  receive  points  to  spend  on  these  goods  or  on  purchasing  some  new  germinating  crops.  

5.

Tram station  and  goods  distribution   A  functional  and  mechanical  area  of  the  building,  and  only  accessed  by  those  who  work  there,  (but  not  invisible  to  the   visitor),  this  is  where  goods  are  distributed  from  and  sent  out  to  areas  that  can  be  accessed  (close  by)  by  the  tram  line   integrated  into  the  already  existing  track  infrastructure.  A  loop  of  track  that  runs  under  the  tensile  roof  and  above  the   market  level,  the  process  is  intended  to  be  visible  and  audible  to  those  visiting  the  market.  

6.

Germination towers   These  towers  are  not  intended  to  be  completely  closed  off  from  the  exterior  conditions  of  the  community  landscape,  but   an  intermediate  area  between  the  outside  and  the  main  market  hub  of  the  building.  Permeable  to  the  air  and  views  out   over  the  surrounding  area,  and  inversely  in  from  the  landscaped  area,  these  towers  will  be  connected  from  the  ground   with  a  continuous  slope,  leveling  off  to  join  with  the  market  floor  slab  and  goods  distribution  level.  These  towers  house  a   large  water  storage  tank,  with  water  collected  from  the  rain  catchers  on  the  roof,  the  use  and  path  of  the  water  will  be   visible  to  those  within,  highlighting  consumption  of  the  building  throughout  the  day.    When  the  germinating  crops  need   watering,  pressurized  ‘humidifiers’  will  create  a  mist  throughout  the  towers,  falling  as  rain  through  the  building.  

7.

Goods dry  storage   Within  the  core  of  the  building  darker  areas  and  spaces  with  ventilation  will  be  provided  for  the  early  stags  of   germination  as  well  as  those  crops  that  have  been  grown,  transported  to  the  market  and  stored  ready  to  be  sold.  Dark   rooms  with  ventilation  allowing  air  in  and  out  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  light  at  certain  times  of  the  day,  as  well  as   separation  areas  for  crops  with  higher  ethylene  levels.  

8.

Tools and  Equipment  storage  for  users   Lockers  will  be  provided  for  the  co-­‐operative  members  and  users  of  the  growing  aspects  of  the  building.  Storage  of   cultivating  equipment  and  personal  items  located  on  the  flat  floors  where  the  towers  join  the  market  floor  plates  join,  for   ease  of  access  from  either  area.  

9.

Toilets and  utility  rooms   Toilets  also  located  in  same  area  as  the  storage  areas  for  equipment,  for  ease  of  access  as  well  as  removing  the  need  to   minimize  the  germination  areas  in  order  to  fit  these  in.  Grey  water  and  filtered  collected  rainwater  run  off  will  be  used  to   flush  these  toilets  and  for  hand  washing.  Same  principle  for  those  toilets  located  within  the  main  concrete  core  of  the   market  space.  Utility  rooms  are  the  areas  not  accessible  by  the  public,  where  the  pipes  carrying  water,  methane,   maintenance  hatches  for  the  toilets,  pressure  pumps  etc  are  located  for  the  complete  cyclical  functioning  of  the  building.  

10. Outside public  space   The  outside  area,  around  the  foot  of  the  building  and  covering  the  remainder  of  the  site  (with  the  ability  to  spread   throughout  the  local  area),  will  be  landscaped  to  allow  for  community  gathering,  seeking  shade  within  the  summer   months,  and  viewing  the  functioning  of  the  building.  This  outside  space  is  key  to  the  building  becoming  an  established,   well-­‐used  and  loved  public  area.  

11. Ability for  future  development  (Gym)   Future  expansion  could  include  a  gym,  for  use  by  the  people  who  earn  points  through  growing.  Machines  could  be  used  to   power  pumps  to  pressurize  water  and  gas  within  the  building.  Removing  the  need  for  any  energy  consuming  machinery.   Also,  as  outlined  within  the  project’s  future  scale,  the  ambition  is  that  this  building  will  mould  the  landscape  surrounding   it,  with  its  rings  of  production,  the  green  landscape  within  the  before  more  industrial  and  infrastructural  aesthetic,  will   germinate  in  time.  It  is  also  hoped  that  this  will  and  can  be  rolled  out  across  similar  sites  in  England  as  well  as  over  seas.  

   


Month

Day

Activity

March 5 M

DR Lecture

6 T

Print out section and start to work into it by hand. Include details at intersections, user experience, growth across seasons, sun path and found references.

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S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

26 M

Scan in the large document and get stop motion, callender, updated plan and agenda ready to upload onto blog.

Structural Hand in (Upload) Portfolio pages to be put together on: Pest Control and area conditions, Wider scheme 'rings' of production, movement of the sun.

DR Lecture Work on DR - Diagrams and in finishing part 1 for hand in. Continue Continue Continue Aim to get DR Part 1 printed Work on a physical model

DR Part 1 Hand In Work on structure Plans and sections Details

AStudio Visit Work on the Building Environment Continue above (With all DR work, amalgamate along the framework of the contents page as I go‌.)

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T W T F S

Plans and sections

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S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W

Plans and sections

Work on the Building Form and Systems Continue above

April

Work on construction of the building Continue above Plans and sections

Work on Procurement of the building Continue above


19 T 20 F 21 S

Final check over of DR, amalgamation and printing/binding if possible.

22 S 23 M

Final DR Hand In

Initial structural qualities  

Lead up to, and drawings of my building starting to explore certain structural connections in my building......many more to do!!

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