Project Scenario
Project Scenario

Illustration of the connected ideas within the scheme and their relationships

Off-Grid Energy Strategy
Off-Grid Energy Strategy

Illustration of the integrated energy system servicing the scheme and local area

Site Section
Site Section

Illustration of section along cable gondola with important site information

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Factory floor, Staff area, Research & Innovation centre.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Public exhibition lobby, Mezzanine bridge, Factory offices, Cafeteria.

Long Sections
Long Sections

Section BB (above) Section AA (below)

Short Sections
Short Sections

Section CC (above) Section DD (below)

1:20 Detail Sections
1:20 Detail Sections

Flax fiber reinforced glulam roof structure & Prefabricated hempcrete wall system

Cable Gondola South Approach
Cable Gondola South Approach

View over skate park landscape & cafeteria terrace

Composite Revivals

Studio Future Works - Parkwood Springs, SHeffield

year 6

Project Brief

To develop a scheme that responds to ideas of Energy, Industry & Making. Explores the relationship between energy in the workplace and the role of architecture in this changing environment.

 

Project description

A proposal to revive & redevelop the area of Parkwood springs by designing a low energy composite system of city infrastructure, public engagement, industry & activity. Three distinct elements provide the necessary foundations to ensure a scheme that is self-sustaining, accessible & a service to the city.

 

These elements are:

A Cable Gondola Public Transport System, that connects the city through a Ski Factory to an Activities Hub in Parkwood springs

 

Focusing on the ski factory, this building act as the central point for access, engagement, industry & energy establishing an architectural language & place-making that is filtered throughout the rest of the scheme. Using ideas inspired by ski manufacture, the building is a prototype of & for experimental technology in low energy design.