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Architectural Design


Retail + Schools +  Retrofit  + Mixed Use




Ramsgate, United Kingdom


Year 3 // Project 2

This project entailed designing a new civic amenity by repurposing the existing Royal Harbour Carpark found in Ramsgate. This project embraced the idea of ‘trade and exchange’ to support community growth.

I independently developed briefs through consultation with three diverse clients whose purpose was to expand/relocate to this new site. I created groups of clients and analysed possible collaborations through spaces. To further understand this, i undertook a task of mapping the nearby streets to understand the towns social and physical conext. This allowed my design to support the town’s social, economic, and cultural life. 

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Layout Analysis

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Sketch models analysing different ways the building can curve adjacent to the facade. The models showcase the plans of "Option B" and "Option D" in the table to the left

The proposal focused on the collaboration between three separate organisations: Our Kitchen, Windmill Community Gardens, and Pie Music Factory. Although the clients’ goals were different, the common theme was focusing on a better tomorrow. ‘Our Kitchen’ charity headquarters created a unique opportunity to rethink the typical food bank and meal kits. Additionally, collaborating with ‘Windmill Community Gardens,’ which produces eco-friendly vegetables at a cheaper price. Finally, ‘Pie Music Factory’ introduced an after-school music facility, creating exposure for an educational opportunity of growing vegetables. The building was organised where on one half of the facade were greenrooms, and the other contained enclosed spaces. This idea was mirrored onto the facade showing the collaboration of natural and built environments, from man-made to organic forms. 


Showcasing the timber frame structure and the existing structure 

Exploded Axonometric 

Facade model

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Transparent ETFE panles (housing the greenery and organic aspect of the interior)

The movement of the facade 

Adjustable panels (refelcting enclosed spaces in the interior)


Theatre Analysis

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Hypo-Caust Ventilation System

The Hypocaust ventilation system was used in ancient Roman buildings. The process would push air from outside into an underground labyrinth system where air would enter the living spaces. I utilised this approach for my ventilation strategy for the theatre space due to the glass roof, which would increase the temperature of the theatre during summer, and reduce it significantly during winter. 

Winter - hot air is pumped through channels under the floors to heat the rooms, acting as central heating, and providing comfort in colder climates. 

Summer - Cool air will be forced into the system underground through an opening found outside the exterior. The cold air will move through the labyrinth and enter the theatre space. Hot air will escape through the vents found on the roof, forcing the cool air to enter the spaces. 

Hydroponic detail of green wall

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These are physical models of the interior spaces testing the sunlight entering a space, especially where greenery is located


Technical Details


Floor Plans

Click the arrows to view different floors



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