Second year architecture portfolio
Platfield Costume Gallery02
As fossil fuels become less abundant and environmental change becomes more noticeable, society is growing more aware of how habitual change has the potential to make large environmental improvement.
This reflection in architecture has spawned various creations from the ‘Eco-Tech’ approaches by the likes of Nicholas Grimshaw, Thomas Herzog and Renzo Piano to the more conservative low-tech, traditional vernacular or grass-roof approach.
The new costume gallery is sited in the existing Platt Fields Park and includes gallery and cat-walk space, office and work space for the staff, environmentally controlled storage and display space for the costumes, a cloakroom and gift shop and a cafe space with sun terrace to take advantage of the beautiful park views.
The scheme uses stack ventilation and high thermal mass as part of its bio-climatic and sustainable criteria whilst using ‘shed’ construction technology for fast, economical construction.