Faced with the challenge of defining a large open public space threshold from street level to a underground parking area.
The concept of construction waste in the built environment shaped the recycling nature of the scheme; calling on the designer to utilize general construction waste from surrounding construction sites and transforming, and upcycling it into something functional, resilient and beautiful.
This was the initial proposal of shipping containers shaping space that could be used as retail and craft markets:
Revising the scheme and altering elements to allow flexibility in layout and configuration, a more sustainable and resilient concept could be developed.
Instead of imposing random retail schemes, it became an integrated local and community recycling and craft market.
- A Tile Recycling station – Mosaic Craft Workshop
- A Children awareness scheme – Child Craft Workshop
- And a Paper recycling scheme – Recycling paper from surrounding offices
This soon took on a more holistic approach to involve the whole community whilst training individuals and producing art that could be sold to the general public.