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How do you regenerate a decaying industrial giant? Sleaford bass maltings once used for brewing now stands derelict, ageing and ravished by fir… Read More
How do you regenerate a decaying industrial giant? Sleaford bass maltings once used for brewing now stands derelict, ageing and ravished by fires, looting and above all nature. This project presents my ideas on regenerating these monumental structures whilst giving consideration to the infrastructure required to link them with Sleaford town centre. Focus and attention are given to the individuals experience as they approach the maltings. A progressive encounter that presents a series of opportunities for unique perspectives is the aim. Developing a form of viaduct architecture across the landscape helps to generate a controlled experience with a sense of measure and sequence. The viaduct is formed of a series of planes running at different levels enabling for more efficient transportation as varying velocities can be grouped. Also the planes create a multitude of perspectives from which to observe the surrounding landscape. Industrial scale towers exist intermittently along the course of the viaduct, their purpose is to unite the planes within rich social environments that juxtapose the external environment, a sense of oasis amid industrial ruin. Regarding materiality the design remains very honest to the maltings, industrial scale, exposed steel and concrete create an ironically sensitive end result given the projects context. My intention is not to offer a conclusive solution but instead initiate discourse and present alternate ideas on the regenerative process. Read Less
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