Project Overview

Client: --

Location: Castle Bromwich, Solihull, West Midlands, UK

Site area: -- m²

Building footprint: -- m²

Year: 2014 (3rd Year University project)

The scheme is arranged around a central building which stretches out, across the site, through the use of an elevated track, which is assembled by a mechanical arm.

 

Once the track is assembled a movable arm moves along the track to the site and ‘prints’ the structure through a process called contour crafting. After the new unit has been printed the arm disassembles the track and retreats to the central building.

 

Site Context

The construction of the HS2 line through Castle Bromwich will result in the closure and partial demolition of the Castle Bromwich Business Park. This will displace a number of industries which currently reside on the site.

 

As part of my architectural proposal I will not only seek to provide a new location for the displaced industries but also incorporate the existing industries technologies and products into my proposal.

 

Design

The following images are sketches from my work book showing how the scheme developed.

Pages 01-02
Pages 01-02

Masterplan form concepts.

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Pages 03-04
Pages 03-04

Arrangement and connection of Central Building and Innovation Units.

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Pages 05-06
Pages 05-06

Concept design for Innovation Units.

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Pages 07-08
Pages 07-08

Form generation of Central Building.

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Pages 09-10
Pages 09-10

Form generation of Central Building.

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Pages 11-12
Pages 11-12
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Pages 13-14
Pages 13-14

Masterplan Design + Central Building axonometric.

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Pages 15-16
Pages 15-16

In-situ concrete casting + Pre-cast concrete detail sketch.

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Innovation Unit Construction

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Masterplan

Phase 01
Phase 01

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Phase 02
Phase 02

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Phase 03
Phase 03

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Phase 01
Phase 01

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Plans

D6_2 Plan 00
D6_2 Plan 01
 

Sections

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D6_2 Section A-A
D6_2 Section B-B

Perspectives