Zeeshan Babar AD2.2 Design Portfolio Leeds Beckett University
Site Information Languages Chapeltown is a suburb north-east Leeds, West Yorkshire. It is one mile north of Leeds city centre.
Ethnicity Annual Income
Site Map 1.1500
• In the 19th century, Chapeltown began as a wealthy suburb, and many large terraces and villas from the period remain.
• Towards the 19th century, Chapeltown welcomed Ashkenazi Jewish refugees fleeing from eastern Europe • The Caribbean community settles after WWII, whom many Jamaicans that settled where ex-servicemen in the war. • Chapeltown has been troubled with riots occurring in 1981, 1987 and 2001 Chapeltown Carnival The Chapeltown Carnival is one of the longest running West Indian carnivals in Europe. since 1967. It is held every August bank holiday weekend with Attendance is estimated at about 150,000.
Contemporary Dance School
Places of Worship
St Martians Parish Church
Former Chapel, Synagogue and temple
Leeds Jamia Mosque
Greek Orthodox Church
Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
Figure Ground Map 1.1500
CYDC Residential Religious Industrial Civic/Shops Educational Food Medical Government Public Field
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• Dealing with behaviour and hate. Goal is to communicate through effective means of activity
Badly conditioned and unfriendly changing rooms make it tasks difficult and uncomfortable for young people
Vast range of indoor sport actives held within a limited space, causes many health and safety risks of adults and children
Missing ceiling tiles and worn out flooring
• To attract Youth from a young age before confronting trouble on the streets • Social centre to be a one stop centre to accommodate social needs and unite neighbourhoods • A home for young people who come from broken households before they find the streets • To be able to rent and supply services to generate self funding • To help young people discover a career and develop social interaction within the community • To inspire other communities with damaged history and reputation that a positive change is possible • To Inspire dignity within young people and help them mature into adults • As much as there is a need of activity space, spaces for education, medical attention and domestic utilities • Wheelchair and disability friendly
Boxing Organisation that collaborate with CYDC is supressed due to spatial limitations. Members are told to “make use of what we have”
Poorly conditioned pitches interfere with sporting activities. Drainage problems spoil the football pitches which are a primary element of the centre
When visiting the centre to carry out our activities with the children, we explored their interests and aspirations. Although they complained of the lack of services the centre provides, We noticed a emphasized focus on sports, games with outdoor activates particular. Many of the children expressed the urge to play outdoors.
A tree map diagram displaying the prioritized spaces for redesigned community centre.
Existing Building The attention towards the outdoors is already expressed through the existing architecture
Large windows in the main hall establish a visual relationship between the interior and the outdoors
The Windows also allow for solar gain and natural daylight to illuminate the primary interior space. Located North and South allow for consistent exposure
Access to the outdoor fields requires navigation through the building structure, which presents multiple openings towards the outdoors
Concrete, gravel and tarmac and existing vegetation compose the site materials.
Manifesto We live in a society that embraces nominalist thought that carries ideas of cynicism, nihilism, embracing consumerism with trafficking mockery. A disregarded acceptance and appreciation of the spiritual essence within the hearts of men manifested in uninspiring synthetic lifeless structure. I envision a place designed in collaboration with nature and orchestrated by human thought, that inspires and transcends the public to an experience that is beyond material, carried through a work carried through meaningful design. To establish an elemental rebalancing of mind body and soul. Grounded in intently through its connection to the earth that is then animated through the dancing forms of water that stimulate the soul, in fresh expressive lifegiving spaces that unite a radiant pool of social warmth with the intention of healing a place, healing people and healing the future.
Existing vegetation ornaments the site
Materials on site accommodate access
Reed Bed flows trough the site to address drainage problems
Having spring nets over flowerbeds to produce sound for site interaction
Hammocks in-between trees allow an intimate approach with nature
Playground space for visitors to socialise and interact
Land shaping gives visitors an area for seating
Seating spaces in between pitches for spectators
Trees contain space for social gatherings
Concept â€“ Connecting to the Outdoors.
Design Process Site Forces
Grouping and zoning landscape features
Response to context
Open corridors on the first floor blur the threshold between indoor and outdoor. Visitors navigate through the building within outdoor conditions. The corridors also allow for natural light to reach the main hall.
Slide out panels contain multiple actives within the main hall, advancing usage and flexibility. Wall panels attached to an overhead beam can be moved through the width of the hall and can be stored in the wall gap between the entrance foyer and boxing hall.
The open porch that surrounds the building creates a flexible informal space that is neither completely inside or outside. It softens the threshold between interior and exterior and offers a unique experience towards the landscape, frames the views and provides circulation around the building.
Programmatic Diagram It Suite Library
Plant Room First Aid Classroom
Utilities Office Games Room Lounge
Female Changing Rooms
Main Hall CafĂŠ/Kitchen Gym
Male Changing Rooms Storage
Storage Boxing Entrance Foyer
Double Floor Spaces
Relationship with Context
Passive Design Strategies
Direct solar gain into the primary spaces
Overhanging balconies also act as shading devices
Surrounding vegetation defuses high wind speeds flowing from adjacent fields
Openings within the curtain wall allow for traveling air to cross ventilate the building
Solar energy is harvested through solar panels Rainwater in directed and disposed towards the rear end on the building Sunlight enters the building from windows on the first floor reducing the need for artificial lighting Hot air escaped the main hall through openings on the first floor
Site Model 1.1000
Site Plan 1.1000
Final Model 1.200
Inhabited section 1.100 Inhabited Section 1.100
Floor Plans 1.200
Female Changing Room Female Changing Room
Storage Rooms Storage Rooms
Gym Male WC Female WC
Male Changing Room
Male Changing Room
Ground Floor Plan 1.100
Roof Garden Section Detail
Exterior Wall Corner Plan Detail
Interior Wall to Window/Floor Section Detail
Exterior Wall to Floor Section Detail
A section of my work from RIBA Part 1 leeds Beckett School of Architecture