P R E L I M I N A R Y P R O J E C T - K I N G S L Y N N
For my third year design projects, my studio went to Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Kings Lynn has a rich shipping history and was a vital component in the Hanseatic League and was also where Captain George Vancouver set off in search for the west coast of the Americas upon his ship, 'the Discovery.' For the preliminary project, we had to design an extension or entrance to the archives at the old Guildhall in Kings Lynn. The project also required an improvement to the public realm.
SKETCH DEVELOPMENT - My initial idea was inspired from the flint and sandstone facade. It involved replicating the facade style but using flint and glass blocks instead of flint and sandstone. I also explored the possibility of using the sandstone piers as the junction between the existing and proposed elements.
These sketches aim to show how my project will incorporate the new staircase which, on the first floor, lands at the archives. By this stage I was keen on using corrugated steel to create a contrast between the existing [old & heavy] and the proposed entrance [new & lightweight]. The corrugated steel also pays reference to Kings Lynn's shipping past.