the beacon

design school - the docks, bristol

year 2

Project Brief

To propose a scheme for a school of design based on the waterfront at Bristol city docks.

Project description

An important part any Design School are the student studio spaces, this is where the work is created.

Three major element contribute to a good studio space:

Collaborative community - Inspiration - Environment

Collaborative community - Students should see what is happening all around the school, find relaxation and social space outside the studio and feel as part of a team.

Environment - Natural light, ventilation, comfortable temperatures, not too noisy

Great Inspiration – access to knowledge and ideas comes from experience and interaction with the outside world, spaces with great views inspire great ideas.

Riverside View
Riverside View

Proposed visual of the scheme from the opposite side of the river

3rd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan

Plan of the building showing the relationship between the studios and administration areas

Sections
Sections

Sections of the building showing the atrium space and building form

Elevations
Elevations
Interior View
Interior View

Proposed visual of the interior space revealing the activity within the building