The actiity of the surrounding areas as well as the site near the arnolfini is very minimal during the day time. With the exception of V shed where there are pubs and restaurants and store open during the day and also where a ferry station is located. These are consideration of how to approach the design of ferry station.
The activity of surounding areas in relation to the site near the Arnolfini is very minimla compared to the activity near King Street and V shed. As shown in the diagram above, the red showing the most activity and the gren being the least activity. The areas with the most activity are areas where there are bars, pub, restaurant and clubs so there is more energy in the night time.
The Proposal is to use this building as a way of attracting person within this area through implementing running ferry tours for tourist as well as making the station a small pub/bar.With analyzation of this area, it was apparent that there was a cerain energy within the surrounding area, in terms of activity and socialisation. I’m proposing to use this scheme to transfer this same energy to what I considered as the center. It was necessary to fit this scheme into this area to where it blends in effortlessly, what better way to do this than to place the scheme within the harbour itself as an extension.
This scheme will eventually promote a type of centre. Because the way the ferries will run, the ferry station will become the centre point of all these tours. This is in relation to the surrounding buildings are already a piece of Bristol's harbour history.
Building to Site Strategy
Building Form Strategy
These iteration show a process of different conceptual massing proposal for placement of the building. The first proposal was to shape the design to the curvature of harbour side but that in itself limited space.Second iteration shows the proposal for a L shape configuration.The final iteration was to use a normal rectangular shape that would be able to fit the function of the building and keep it simple.
The building analysis composed of shaping the harbour side itself to fit the building.Factrs such as the need for ramp for the handicaped helped in the design of this which incolved placing part of the building within the harbour itself and having it on the water.Other consideration was to keep the top of the strucure from being a negative space but more of a positive space where it would provide an area for socialization and open waiting area.
Initial Perspective Design