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We amended our design based on the comments we received; adding trees, voids and ponds and a waterfall to account for rainfall. We were thoroughly happy with the end result as it had achieved all that we originally set out to do; provide green spaces within the district as well as cleverly disposing biodegradable waste. here are a few slides from our final presentation
Posted 14 May 2014 01:28
After planning our idea and drafting it, we met with our 5th year mentors to discuss it; they advised us on what could be improved. They suggested we add trees to exaggerate the vertical aspects of the park, as well as voids to bring light into the dark car park space below. we also needed to think about water drainage and how we would correctly manage it
Posted 14 May 2014 01:18
In order to create a functioning green roof we needed to look at existing green roofs. We gathered precedents and noted the structure and materials we would need to use. Here is an example of one of our precedents. This was particularly relevant as crops were grown on this roof; this was similar to our idea of letting restaurants grow their own food on top of the garden to save on delivery costs and CO2 emmisions from delivery trucks
Posted 14 May 2014 01:09
After looking at china town we saw that in the middle was a large car park. our initial idea was to replace the car park with a green space, however this seemed impractical as the car park is a valued space. We therefore decided to elevate a plot of land above the car park. This would give china town a dynamic feel. The elevated green park would be fuelled by the biodegradable waste (I.e left over food) from the restaurants that surround it
Posted 14 May 2014 00:32
after visiting china town we noticed that greenery was sparse and on top of this we saw that waste in china town wasn't being disposed of very well. From our field work we decided that these issues must be addressed. We needed to come up with a way to help clean the streets of china town, whilst also integrating green areas onto the site
Posted 14 May 2014 00:26
Writing a 500 word essay really helped me understand what it was that interested me about climate change and what needs to be done to prevent its negative effects. I particularly enjoyed reading about introducing forests and green spaces to help combat CO2 emmisions
Posted 14 May 2014 00:17