ARC: the building

Hay, Chris (2006) ARC: the building. ARC/The Humber Centre for Excellence in the Built Environment , Kingston upon Hull, UK.

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Abstract

This project aimed to use the opportunity of building to innovate, to question the relationship between client/user and architect and to explore, through an inclusive design and procurement process, new ways of addressing context, form, programme and technology. I was co-author of the brief, appointment process & procurement strategy. I negotiated the use of a city centre site and was chair of the building group and client sponsor for the project, from appointment to practical completion. Method - project developed as follows: Participation: By delivering a series of cross sector workshops bringing together community representatives/ public and private sector representatives and the client/the design team. Context: By responding to and making connections with not only the physical & natural environments around but also with the narratives of the city, its past and future. Form: By considering the building as a process not a product. A changeable and adaptable set of systems which will move and mutate through time Programme: By considering the programme as open ended and provisional. Technology: By considering appropriate local technologies and seeking to express the processes whereby the project functions in an enjoyable and entertaining manner. Procurement: By developing a procurement strategy which would respond to the availability of funding and last the life time of the building. Dissemination: the building was completed in February 2006. Articles about the project have appeared in: The Independent Review, 1st September 2004 Architecture 06: Guide to the RIBA Awards, Tony Chapman, 104 -105, ISBN 10:1 8589 4342 -6 Design Published in Blueprint 232, 2005 Aug.,p.28-29 Finished Project was reviewed in RIBA Journal: Vol 113 (6), 2006 June, p.50-54 Architects' Journal, Vol.223 (24), 2006 June 22,p.50-54 Project exhibited in Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Architecture Centre, Pittsburgh, USA as part of “Gritty Bits- New London Architecture“ Jan – June 07

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Additional Information:This project aimed to use the opportunity of building to innovate, to question the relationship between client/user and architect and to explore, through an inclusive design and procurement process, new ways of addressing context, form, programme and technology. I was co-author of the brief, appointment process & procurement strategy. I negotiated the use of a city centre site and was chair of the building group and client sponsor for the project, from appointment to practical completion. Method - project developed as follows: Participation: By delivering a series of cross sector workshops bringing together community representatives/ public and private sector representatives and the client/the design team. Context: By responding to and making connections with not only the physical & natural environments around but also with the narratives of the city, its past and future. Form: By considering the building as a process not a product. A changeable and adaptable set of systems which will move and mutate through time Programme: By considering the programme as open ended and provisional. Technology: By considering appropriate local technologies and seeking to express the processes whereby the project functions in an enjoyable and entertaining manner. Procurement: By developing a procurement strategy which would respond to the availability of funding and last the life time of the building. Dissemination: the building was completed in February 2006. Articles about the project have appeared in: The Independent Review, 1st September 2004 Architecture 06: Guide to the RIBA Awards, Tony Chapman, 104 -105, ISBN 10:1 8589 4342 -6 Design Published in Blueprint 232, 2005 Aug.,p.28-29 Finished Project was reviewed in RIBA Journal: Vol 113 (6), 2006 June, p.50-54 Architects' Journal, Vol.223 (24), 2006 June 22,p.50-54 Project exhibited in Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Architecture Centre, Pittsburgh, USA as part of “Gritty Bits- New London Architecture“ Jan – June 07
Keywords:Architecture, Sustainable architecture
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:1383
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:14 Oct 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:18

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