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MA Architecture - Year 1

Old Magistrates Court - Arts / Performance Vision Document 29th November 2018 Design Studio A 18/19

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The Old Magistrates Court: Arts/performance venue

Oliver Burton. Alex Hussey. Natalia Psatha. Lucy Pratt. Azwin Ismail.

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Design Studio A 18/19 Design Studio A Live Projects

Oliver Burton. Alex Hussey Natalia Psatha Lucy Pratt Azwin Ismail


Introduction Client Brief Key Stakeholders

Project Aims Structure Timeline Vision Statement

Engagement Actor Network Organisation Relationships Consultation Maslows Heirarchy of needs

Conceptual Development Key Spaces Income Generation Spatial Adjacencies Narrative Site Strategy Proposed Condition Scale of Conservation Materiality Sketch Concepts

Key Spaces Pop - Up Market Living Space Entry Modular Theatre Modular Studio Foyer

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Creative Youth Network - Arts / Performance

“ The ups and downs in life can be

complicated and difficult to express, but we believe everyone can find their voice through creativity. �

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Creative Youth Network - What we do

01 Client Brief Creative Youth Network are developing the 24,000sq ft Old Magistrates Courts on the Bridewell site in central Bristol. The building will be renovated and turned into a creative enterprise hub for cutting-edge creative businesses with a focus on developing young talent and pathways into careers in creative industries for those facing barriers. The project will hold a range of multiuse spaces for business, incubation, training, rehearsals and events/performances. We have recently received funding through Stage 1 of a Heritage Lottery grant to develop the project to a point ready for Stage 2 application, which will be submitted mid-2019.As part of the development

of the project we have formed a youth consultation group who are working with the project lead team and the designers to explore the possibilities around space design & usage, and partners/ tenants in the building. An arts/performance venue for professional and emerging work. The design should be flexible enough to accommodate a range of art forms and performance styles, as well as multi-use space for conferences, courses, and informal sharings of early work. There should also be an informal shares space for meetings, socialising and hosting events/clients, ideally in the form of a cafĂŠ/bar.


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02 Key Stakeholders Creative Youth Network Creative Youth Network helps young people, no matter what their background or circumstances, to reach their own potential. The network is made up of youth workers, creative professionals, volunteers and campaigners. They help all young people to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives, by building secure, positive relationships with them based on the unique needs of each person. Many of these young people are marginalised: Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ), unemployed, not in education, suffering poor mental health, are in care (or are care leavers), are asylum seekers, refugees, or are disabled.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Bristol City Council

Historic England

HLF distribute the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK.

Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. The council is a unitary authority, and is unusual in the United Kingdom in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol. Bristol has 35 wards, electing a total of 70 councillors

Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. The council is a unitary authority, and is unusual in the United Kingdom in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol. Bristol has 35 wards, electing a total of 70 councillors

The Neighbourhood Partnerships (NPs) were set up with the aim of bringing decision-making and influence closer to communities, and have been active in their current form since February 2010. Millions of pounds of devolved council money has been spent through NPs, and each NP also has local priorities which are delivered through a local action plan.

The Neighbourhood Partnerships (NPs) were set up with the aim of bringing decision-making and influence closer to communities, and have been active in their current form since February 2010. Millions of pounds of devolved council money has been spent through NPs, and each NP also has local priorities which are delivered through a local action plan.

Since the foundation in 1994, thanks to National Lottery players ÂŁ7.9billion has been awarded to over 43,000 projects. We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. The projects we fund vary from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings, from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training.


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06 Project Structure

Conceptual Deliverable Underpinning aim:

Helping young people fulfil their potential

Evolution

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Wellbeing

Report

Our concept should address the evolution and manifestation of the Creative Youth Networks core principles in a physical form.

We hope to design spaces in which we can engender a network of young creatives to reach past their goals and support one another in their professional and personal aims.

The old magistrates court should represent more than just a space for performance art to occur. The unique needs of each and every person that comes through the door of the creative youth network should look to be addressed.

We are looking to provide a flexible outlook on how the space can be crafted and used. Through the use of drawings, analyses and visual studies we will to provide a visual guide for the potential future use of the site.

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Ideas Share

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8th October 2018 Commencement

10th October First Client Meeting / Site Visit

19th November Follow up meeting at site to analyse proposals

19th October Meeting with the Steering Group

12th October Meeting with CYN to establish aims 25th October Attending Rehearsals and meeting with CYN

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Week 2 15th-19th

Week 3 22nd-26th

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Lisbon Field Trip

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12th November Project Development meeting with CYN

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Week 5 5th-9th

Week 6 12th-16th

Week 7 19th-23th

NOVEMBER 2018

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Define

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Understand clients needs, structure, ethos & problems.

Collate research and feedback from user groups and precedents.

Define outcomes based on feedback and generate first concepts.

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Test ideas and begin to clarify concepts in depth.

Present concepts for critical feedback to develop solutions further.

Can we make it better? Is this the right design?

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Through the engagement of young people on the peripheries of professional practice we are looking to establish the old magistrates court as the focal point of a community that fosters and embodies opportunities for the professional growth of emerging creatives. Vision Statement


Individual Needs

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05 Aims of the Project The ‘Old Magistrates Court performance arts’ plan sets out a flexible vision for the future of the creative youth networks use of the site. This document will inform discussions around the form and type of future development. By incorporating feedback from public consultations with user and wider groups we hope to be able to contribute to the positive development of the organisation. Our concept should address the evolution and manifestation of the Creative Youth Networks core principles in a physical form. The facilities and ethos developed at the old magistrates court should clearly represent and progress the creative youth networks aim of helping young people fulfil their potential.

Through our initial discussions it has become clear that the old magistrates court should represent more than just a space for these activities to occur. The unique needs of each and every person that comes through the door of the creative youth network should look to be addressed through the creation of a ‘Wellbeing space’. This space should cater for aspects of both; young peoples professional lives and concurrently their unique personal needs. We hope to design spaces in which we can engender a network of young creatives to reach past their goals and support one another in their professional and personal aims.

With regards to final outcomes, we are looking to provide a flexible outlook on how the space can be crafted and used. Through the use of drawings, analyses and visual studies we hope to provide the creative youth network with a visual guide for the potential future use and atmosphere of the site.


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06 Actor Network

CYN Youth Centres

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Local Communities

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The Station

Located in the centre of Bristol, The Station serves as a youth hub that offers support, skills training and a place to relax with friends. The Station is situated within a large business setting, that is also made of a number of student accommodation facilities. A number of creative communities also occupy the immediate surroundings of The Station. These include have The Island, SWX and The Lanes, all of which Creative Youth Network established offer creative outlets that could a series of connections across Bristol; prove beneficial to the proposed Arts/Performance venue for the Magistrates Court.

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The Stokes

Organisation Relationships

spreading their outreach across different areas of theThe city. Stokes

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Based in Little Stoke, The Stokes is a local youth club that accomodates a number of small scale events based around sports, music and cooking. The club has strong links with The Station as they host a number of arts projects that have potential to be exhibited in The Station’s exhibition space. The Stokes is located in a residential area and a school neighCreative Youth Network bouring the site, with potential for community engagement.

Kingswood

Kingswood Education / Community

The Kingswood estate serves as the centre of business for the company, as well as serving as the base of operations for 25 other arts and charity organisations. Because of this, the hub Business is located within a community of local businesses and beneficiaries, all of which have an immediate connection with the Creative Youth Network. The estate offers Residential a number of studios that can be used for performance, as meeting spaces, for large parties and other workshops.

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Hanham

Hanham Youth Club is situated within a residential area of Bristol, with small businesses dotted around and sandwiched between Hanham Community Centre and the local library. The club receives more than 500 young people every week and moderates a number of workshops including DJ sessions, lighting tutorials and cooking classes.

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The Station

Located in North-East Bristol, Hillfields youth centre is a place for young people to learn new skills. These include classes and tuition in Basketball, music skills, crafts and cooking. The club sits within a largely residential area, within which a chuch resides, so the potential for community engagement with the centre is strong.

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Youth Group Consultation Meeting 01 Friday 19th October The Kitchen Initial discussions between both Old Magistrates Court groups and representatives from the Creative Youth Networks youth steering group.

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07 Initial Guiding Principles Feeding on from continued consultation and feedback from the user groups and end users our guiding principles will shape and evolve as the project does.

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Inclusive creative environment.

Young creatives and professionals working and learning together.

The transition from education to professionalism.

Reinforcing the creative identity of the city.

Flexible environment protected from future change.

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Brief Sign-off Meeting Meeting 02 Monday 22nd October Meeting with Creative Youth Network to outline the aim of our brief and how we would approach the design proposal in line with their aspirations.

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To initiate our vision statement to begin to visualise our output.


Dance Rehearsal Observation Meeting 03 Thursday 25th October Attending and analysing a dance rehearsal session Creative Youth Network were holding to observe how users and performers move and interact within a space.

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Envisioning the creative use of space to gain an understanding of attributes and necessities.


Client Meeting Meeting 04 Monday 12th November Design team meeting comprising both UWE groups , Creative Youth Network and Purcell Architects to showcase our design intentions thus far.

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Presenting our progress to both client and architect to maintain a coherent vision moving forward.


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Maslows heirachy of needs

morality, creativity, spontaneity, acceptance, experience, purpose, meaning and inner potential

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Self Actualisation Esteem

Friendship, family, intimacy, sense of connection

Love / Belonging

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Health employment, property, family and social stability.

Client Ethos Following initial discussions with the Creative Youth Network efforts have been made to understand the values of the organisation and how these can both, be incorporated into the function of the project and be embodied by the physical intervention itself. Our attention has been focused around the Creative Youth Networks use of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how we can use this as a motivator for our intervention. This approach should facilitate the inner workings of the organisation and allow for a holistic approach to the development of young people from point of engagement right through to the facilities they will use.

Safety

Breathing, food, water, shelter, clothing, sleep

Physiological Maslows Hierarchy of Needs


Creativity, Opportunity, Reaching Potential Despite Barriers

Self Actualisation Esteem Love / Belonging Safety

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Cafes/bar, Social spaces, Spaces for all, Integrated spaces, Future proofing

Employment opportunities, Welcoming, Safe enviroment, Non-discriminatory, Wellness spaces

Financially sustainable, Accessibility, Multi-use adaptable spaces, Connectivity, Resources,

Physiological Project Hierarchy of Needs


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Key spaces 1 - Gallery 2 - Recording Studio 3 - Kitchen 4 - Welcome Space 5 - Cafe 6 - Rehersal Facilities 7 - Bar 8 - Storage 9 - Pop-up Shops 10 - Auditorium / Theatre 11 - Access 12 - Quiet / Meditation Space

Identification of Key Spaces

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Types of activity Orchestra Yoga Dance Drawing / Art Classes Educational / School led shows Play / Theatre Performance Recording Studio Hire Film Screenings Art Exhibitions Meditation Comedy Nights Forum - Educational Talk / Lecture / Debate (ted) Historical Narrative Makers Markets Communtiy lead Projects Evening Events Taster menus


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Rentable Space Key spaces

Identification of Income Generatiing Opportunities

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Oppourtunities for income generation Types of activity Orchestra Yoga Dance Drawing / Art Classes Educational / School led shows Play / Theatre Performance Recording Studio Hire Film Screenings Art Exhibitions Meditation Comedy Nights Forum - Educational Talk / Lecture / Debate (ted) Historical Narrative Makers Markets Evening Events Taster menus


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Initial Spatial Links Key:

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Other Initial Considerations for use of space Touring Theatre? Informal Movable Stage - Sponteneous - Impromptu Quiet Space Isolated / Shelter Studios External Art Display / showcase

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Other Initial Considerations for use of space - Adjacenies - Relationship between key court room spaces - Spill out areas - Link between bar / event spaces - Homogenised access

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Prospective Project Aims

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The revival of the old magistrates will open the site up further; giving a greater opportunity for the public to engage with site activities.

Opening up the site further will allow a greater level of circulation to occur. This will in turn encourage users to explore the site.

The community driven proposal will improve the dialogue between the various building programmes; connecting groups with the already formed communities, improving support.

The site is formed of a series of programme zones that are all linked via the internal courtyard space.

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All of the buildings that are part of the site have established their own networks and contacts. As the old magistrates court forms its own network in line with CYN, it will naturally merge with its surrounding communities.

The site exhibits multiple layers of activity and the inclusion of the magistrates court will allow further engage with these events.

In order to facilitate the needs of both the site and the courts, service entrances will be incorporated to supply the spaces.

With the revitalisation of the courthouse, their will be a increased surface area of public advertisment of the internal activity.

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11 Scale of Conservation As a way to approach such a sensitive building, we have selected 3 approaches for the conservation of the old crown court. To best preserve the integrity and history of the building, some intances may require more or less restoration dependant on use.

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Current Condition Current Condition - Leave as is. Make no attempt to change or alter the condition of the building and its features.

Restoration Restoration – Returning a place or building to a known earlier state by removing accretions or by reassembling existing elements without the introduction of new material.

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Reconstruction – returning a place to a known earlier state and is distinguished from restoration by the introduction of new material.

Adaptation – Changing a place to suit the existing use or a proposed new use.


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12 Existing Condition 01. Photographs from the inside the Old Magistrates Court highlighting the curent state of disrepair

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13 Site Section Spatial understanding of the ways in which the old magistrates court can complete the urban block and create a new through route between Bridewell Street and Silver Street

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Key Spaces 1 - Pop-up Shops / Market 2 - Entry - Welcome Zone 3 - Restored Courtroom 4 - Cafe / Events 5 - Modular Theatre 6 - Foyer / Events 7 - Modular Studio

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Pop Up Shop Market We are proposing the removal of the existing walls that now separate this space as three medium size rooms in order to create an open plan space able to accommodate different income generating activities for the building. The space is ideal to attract the public into the building because of its location at the front of the building and the fact that the windows are facing Bridewell Street. We are proposing three different uses for the space in order to show its flexibility and adaptation based on the users needs. These uses range from pop up shops to market and to a library room that can be use by the public and users of the building.

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02 Precedent The Front Room Arnolfini Bristol The Front Room is located in the ground floor of Arnolfini. This room is constantly changing to accommodate different events, exhibitions and performances. At the moment, the informal space is comprised by the wooden ‘self-made’ bookshelves, chairs and tables. The Front Room is being used by the visitors as a reading, eat, drink and meet space based on visitors feedback for the building. The room is housing the gallery’s library of art and design books and magazines.

Visitors can bring their own food and drink or served by the café located in the same floor. The space is hosting the ‘Arnolfini Book Club’ every month. The space can be used for working, meeting and is available for hiring for private events in the evenings. Figures 1 and 2 show the current use of the front room as a reading space. Figure 2 shows an event that took place in 2016, where architecture students from UWE showcased their work. Figure 3 shows the space being used for Richard Long’s exhibition, Time and Space in 2015. Drawing upon these images we can see how the room is always changing to accommodate the program of the building.

Precedent The Forge Bristol The Forge is a creative space located in Bristol’s city centre. It offers a series of events and workshops for the public ranging from arts and crafts to music, theatre and photography. The space is also available for private hiring to accommodate activities for business meetings and gatherings, weddings and celebrations, filming and photography, private dining, arts and culture festivals, launches and screenings. The space was renovated in 2015 retaining its industrial past atmosphere. The venue offers kitchen and bar facilities.

The open plan space can accommodate different types of events and change through different furniture arrangements. For example, a large table in the middle of the space facing towards the two big windows of the space can be used to house the workshops going on at the venue. The workshops usually accommodate 10 to 15 people. Tables arranged throughout the perimeter of the space is usually the typical arrangement to accommodate market type activities.


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03 Spatial Breakdown We hae identified this room as one of the key spaces of the ground floor that is going to generate income for the building. We are proposing the demolition of the existing walls comprising three different rooms in order to create one open plan space.

The layouts below show the different furniture arrangements to accommodate these uses.

This space will be able to accommodate different activities such as pop-up shops, a market and a library room.

Proposed Plan 1 Pop Up Shops

Proposed Plan 2 Market

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04 Adaptable Uses Use 1: Pop Up Shops Inspired by Canal Street Market in New York, we are proposing a similar concept for the possible first use of the space. The space will be populated by lightweight timber frame pods which will be hirable to vendors. The pop-up elements can provide a wide range of flexibility and adaptation within the space. They can also be arranged in different layouts to accommodate different needs. The current pod dimension is 1.2m x 1.2m. Two or more pods can be placed together in order create a bigger space to the vendor. The pop-up pods can be easily dismantled and stored within the building. 42

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06 Adaptable Uses Use 2: Market The second possible use for the space is inspired by Bristol’s event hired space, The Forge. This option shows how the space might be used during the festive period as a Christmas Market. People using the building can run the market and sell items they have created in order to generate income for the building, raise money for a special occasion or for a donation to a charity. The space can be also available for hire.

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08 Adaptable Uses Use 3: Library Room The third possible use of the space is inspired by Arnolfini’s Front Room current use as a reading and meeting place. We are proposing that the space can be used as a Library Room for the people working in the building and the visitors by day and available for hiring in the evenings. This use of the space can take place when the program of the building allows it and when the space is not book for any other activities (Eg Pop-Up shops, Market etc).

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Entry Welcome Zone We are proposing the removal of the existing walls that now separate this space as three medium size rooms in order to create an open plan space able to accommodate different income generating activities for the building. The space is ideal to attract the public into the building because of its location at the front of the building and the fact that the windows are facing Bridewell Street. We are proposing three different uses for the space in order to show its flexibility and adaptation based on the users needs. These uses range from pop up shops to market and to a library room that can be use by the public and users of the building.

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08 Adaptable Uses Use 3: Library Room Proposed Plan - Ground Floor For our proposal, we have introduced a lobby space that will operate as a practical area, controlling access and the flow of people, providing an initial example of a buildings efficiency. The idea is to implement and enhance the building by providing a sensory, refreshing and interactive space for the public entering the space. When you enter the Old Magistrate Court, you will walk directly in to the lobby space which will act as a welcome room. Our proposal also consists of colour coded lines on the floor which will give guidance to people on which designated path to take within the building.

Lift Market Area Small Function Room Male/Female WC Main Performance Area Rehearsal Space

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Living Space Cafe We are proposing the removal of the existing walls that now separate this space as three medium size rooms in order to create an open plan space able to accommodate different income generating activities for the building. The space is ideal to attract the public into the building because of its location at the front of the building and the fact that the windows are facing Bridewell Street. We are proposing three different uses for the space in order to show its flexibility and adaptation based on the users needs. These uses range from pop up shops to market and to a library room that can be use by the public and users of the building.

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08 Adaptable Uses Use 3: Library Room

Proposed Plan - Ground Floor

The intended atmosphere for the space is casual and inviting for informal chats and relaxing. In the mezzanine floor the users of the building can have the chance to have a more quiet and private space for more formal meetings. Curtains can be used to create smaller spaces in the mezzanine floor. The space can be used as a cafĂŠ during the day and a bar during the night. It can also be available for hiring to accommodate different events such as weddings and parties. There is a possibility to showcase and sell work

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Modular Installation Theatre We are proposing the removal of the existing walls that now separate this space as three medium size rooms in order to create an open plan space able to accommodate different income generating activities for the building. The space is ideal to attract the public into the building because of its location at the front of the building and the fact that the windows are facing Bridewell Street. We are proposing three different uses for the space in order to show its flexibility and adaptation based on the users needs. These uses range from pop up shops to market and to a library room that can be use by the public and users of the building.

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Creative Youth Network helps young people, no matter what their background or circumstances, to reach their own potential. The network is made up of youth workers, creative professionals, volunteers and campaigners. They help all young people to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives, by building secure, positive relationships with them based on the unique needs of each person. Many of these young people are marginalised: Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ), unemployed, not in education, suffering poor mental health, are in care (or are care leavers), are asylum seekers, refugees, or are disabled.

Creative Youth Network helps young people, no matter what their background or circumstances, to reach their own potential. The network is made up of youth workers, creative professionals, volunteers and campaigners. They help all young people to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives, by building secure, positive relationships with them based on the unique needs of each person. Many of these young people are marginalised: Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ), unemployed, not in education, suffering poor mental health, are in care (or are care leavers), are asylum seekers, refugees, or are disabled.


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Functional / Spatial Requirements

Lighting Rig Blackout Option Variable Sound Insulation Equipment Store

Shared Uses Illustrating the shared uses and functions of a range of activities in order to identitfy where modular and shared elements may be incorporated into the design. The nature of the existing building demands that creative and adaptable solutions be found for use of space.

Vestibule (Semi Seperated space) Personal Store Changing Space Dance Barres Mirrors Activity

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03 Spatial Breakdown

Construction Process

We have identified both court room 3 and 4 as potential suitors for the modular performance installation, both would be stripped back to their bare minimum and then performance shell inserted within the existing fabric. Then based on requirement, the installation can be modularised and changed for preference.

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Components 1 - Key Structure 2 - Sub Structure 3 - Modular Ceiling Grid 4 - Stage 5 - Unfixed Modular Stage Panels 6 - Equipment / Personal Store 7 - Lighting System 8 - Blackout Screen 9 - Acoustic Pannelling

In isolation the kit of parts should allow the creative youth network to freely adapt their environment as, when and how they chose based on their own requirements.

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Modular InstallationStudio For our proposal, courtroom 4 has been selected to serve as a perforfmace rehearsal space. With the use of our modular installation system, the space can adapt to accomodate a number of users such as musicians, dancers and actors. The justification for the use of this particular courtoom is to provide a space that was away from the main areas of activity in the other courtrooms. The room will feed into the proposed social foyer so as to encourage communal engagement.

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01 Precedent Cecil Sharp House

Camden Town, South London Architect: Henry Martineau Fletcher Date built: 1929

Situated in Camden, London, Cecil Sharp House serves as a venue for artists, dancers and musicians to develop and showcase their skills. Re-using the existing construction, the building offers a variety of spaces accommodating various creative endeavours to provide life-changing training. This Grade II listed building occupies a site at the junction of Regent’s Park Road and Gloucester Avenue.

The building was originally in dedication to Cecil Sharp, one of the founding fathers of the English folk song revival; in honour of his work in restoring the heritage of country songs and dance. At the time of his death Sharp had been the Director of the English Folk Dance Society; who’s work continues through to this day. Cecil Sharp House hosts a number of year round programmes and folk events that include classes for children, young people and adults. The aim of the centre encourages a social dance and music performance environment. The House’s five spaces are available for hire and are often used for rehearsals by orchestras, opera, theatre and dance companies. They also provide exntesive spaces for training, lectures, parties and weddings.

When the building was constructed, it was thought to be very modern in its construction techniques. The ground floor was raised to allow natural light to enter the basement; which housed the two smaller classrooms, changing rooms and buffet. The main dance space, Kennedy Hall, has a sprung floor, Kauripine being the wood of choice for this feature. The ceiling and walls had one of the earliest acoustic treatments by Hope Bagenal who was a friend of the architect. It was speculated that Hope Bagenal was one of the first architects to be interested in the problem of acoustics.


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02 Precedent Sticks

Queens, New York Architect: Nancy Hou & Josh de Sousa Date built: 2016

Located in Queens, New York, Sticks is a wooden frame assembly that serves as a sheltered pavilion as well as providing storage and display space. The substantial thickness of the timber construction allows elements of considerable weight to be fixed to the panel system; making it an adaptable space to be used for multiple purposes. seekers, refugees. The proposal put forward by Hou de Sousa was the winning construction for the 2016 Folly Competition held by the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park. Entrants were asked to

address the matter of architectural typology and its functions. The participants were also asked to resolve a number of concerns at Socrates Sculpture Park. The design competition brief for this site was issued in response to an open air educational facility suffering major damage due to a storm that had occured the previous winter. The first concern was to rebuild a durable replacement that could also promote the objectives of the park. Socrates Sculpture Park is open to the public all year round. Artists make use of the on-site facilities and produce work, showcasing and rotating on a seasonal basis. The park hosts many events and provides many free art courses for children and adults alike. The roof of the design envelopes a shipping container located within the park, used to store tools, art

supplies, and shop equipment. The therefore transfers the structural load onto an existing feature which provided a form of foundation and reduced the budget cost. The project is a simple assembly of standard dimensional lumber connected to produce a frame; acting as both a wall and roof system that fits in with the existing site conditions. These contextual are intended to highlight the design strategies; as well as demonstrating the potential for designs of a similar nature to be implemented in different locations in the future.


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03 Spatial Breakdown Courtroom 4 has been chosen as a suitable environment for our modular performance framework. The room will be stripped back to its core elements, inserting the performance shell within the existing fabric. Then, based on the specfic requirements, the installation can be adapted.

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04 Adaptable Uses The modular framework we have suggested will allow a space to accommodate a variety of venues. In order to visualise the reworking of this space, we have pulled the proposal apart to distinguish the changes to the space; along with the features that can be shared by the various users.

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Foyer Meeting Space Summarisation of how we think the space will be used We propose the foyer to be used as an informal gathering and meeting space between users of the building and the general public during the day, as well as a bar and social area for theatre performances in the evenings. The open plan foyer is located between both the performance and rehearsal spaces to encourage social engagement between professionals and young people using the building.

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01 Precedent The Ministry, Southwark Creating the “next generation of rebel creatives” (http:// www.oktra.co.uk/our-work/ministry-of-sound/)

The ministry has taken an old Victorian printworks in Southwark and created an ‘environment for artistic and original thinkers.’ It houses two floors of private members club space sitting below four floors of co-working offices and desks, comprising of offices, a restaurant, bar, a 36-seater cinema, soundproof studios, private dining rooms, event space and meeting suites. (https:// theministry.com)

The sofas in the communal area have ringed curtains above the circular tables, so you can create a private meeting space within a larger room. Within the design they have kept the original industrial feel of the building, using pipework on the walls and bare building elements on the ceilings. ‘Plaster and brickwork were preserved in many places with various walls stripped back to reveal the history and rawness of the building’ (http://www.oktra.co.uk/our-work/ministry-ofsound/)

Facilities they offer include: • Private, open or fixed desk options • Private phone booths • Automatic private club membership • Break-out spaces. • Kitchen.

• Business advice and support • Bookable meeting rooms • Bike racks, lockers and showers • 24-hour access, 7 days a week (https://theministry.com/locations/01-br/workspace/)


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02 Precedent The Den ‘The Den is a recently opened co-working space designed for founders, early-stage start-ups, creatives and freelancers. Membership provides flexible desk space and access to all the benefits of Elevator membership, for £198 per month. Besides that the The Den provides mentorships, training workshops and the opportunity to pitch for investment from The Elevator incubator fund.’ (www.officelovin.com/)


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03 Spatial Breakdown The area between the courtrooms has been designed to become an informal meeting/ cafe space in the day. Using proposed circular curtains around the columned tables to create a more private meeting space within the main foyer. In the evening it will become a more formal bar/box office, where people can gather before performances and during intervals.

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Visualisation Circular curtain rails will run around the existing columns to create a more private meeting space within the main foyer

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04 Adaptable Uses All the original features in the space will be kept in place including the marble columns, tiled panels and ceiling structures. The tables and chairs will be located around the columns in the room, with a curved reception/box office to be placed between three columns in the corner. This axonometric shows how the foyer would be used as a social meeting space during the day. Reception/box office

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Future possiblities Opportunity for future engagement Uwe graduates adopting the space to start practices.

Handover report and finalise project with the Creative Youth Network

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Involvment with youth groups to aid in possible interventions within the building. Open up possible links with the creative youth network with an eye on future projects involving young people around the city.

Secure funding from HLF

Design orientated workshops and excerises that centre around the actual construction of the old magistrates court.

Design Process

Purcell submit planning

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Creative youth network continue evolution as an organisation

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Design Studio A 18/19

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The Old Magistrates Court: Arts/performance venue

Oliver Burton. Alex Hussey. Natalia Psatha. Lucy Pratt. Azwin Ismail.

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DRAFT Final Report: Old Magistrates Court Arts/performance Group UWE  

Please note: this is a DRAFT, the final report to be uploaded end of next week (14th December)

DRAFT Final Report: Old Magistrates Court Arts/performance Group UWE  

Please note: this is a DRAFT, the final report to be uploaded end of next week (14th December)

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