Phase Two: Design Process

This Existing Scenario Diagram of Margate shows big divides in the community meaning that the community is not united as it should be. I found there there was a big divide between the new residents of Margate – mainly Londoner’s from the East of London moving down to Margate to set up business with cheap rent and the remaining residents. The original Margate residents felt that their town was being taken over by an ‘artsy’ crowd and residents were left feeling that their needs and voices not being heard. With the redevelopment of Margate, there has been a big divide between new art culture and people with money compared to residents who have lower incomes and in turn less educated and with lesser opportunities. Uniting the Margate community is something that I would like to focus my project around and this will be arguably the most important factor of designing a space to accommodate this.
This proposed Scenario Diagram highlights links and connections that can bring the Margate community together. For example, with the redevelopment and The Turner Contemporary being added to the area, there has been a rise in young people studying Art and Design at GCSE and A-Level meaning that local residents have benefited and because of this have more opportunities open to them and career options. Therefore, there are links and options open that may not be obvious in the community but I would like to bring these opportunities forward and focus on young people. As young people are more open and adapt more to change I believe that they could have a positive effect on the community and help to change Margate. Therefore, I will be designing a space suitable for the young people of Margate but also thinking of the wider Margate community in mind.

See my Manifesto and my Proposal for the Sunshine Cafe:

Conceptual Models Made from Clay
Galley of conceptual models can be found in my blog (Link Below):
Material Collage:
This material collage highlights key textures for my final skate hub design whilst still in keeping with Benjamin Fern’s architectural drawing style. The textures are a mixture of photographs from the original Sunshine Cafe, taken on the first and second site visits, as well as up close textures from my clay conceptual models. By combining the two textures it represents marrying the old with the new as the old Sunshine Cafe comes alive with the new Skate Park design. The original space is also not being changed drastically with my new design but maintaining the majority of the original features as it is such a vital part of Margate’s history, the acknowledgement of having original textures in the collage signifies this.
Proposed Perspective I of Beach Rat Skate Hub with Conceptual Models
Proposed Perspective II of Beach Rat Skate Hub with Conceptual Models
Hybrid Drawing I: Skate in Motion
This hybrid drawing focuses on two different skate zones in the space in the space and how they can be used. I have shown movement through the use of copy and paste and changing opacity of images to show movement and highlight certain positions. I have placed it on the final design of the map to show where these actions would take place.
Hybrid Drawing II: Skate Board Close Up
This hybrid drawing focuses on close ups of the skateboarding actions and movements involved. Again I have shown the movement through the space by focusing on opacity and combining different layers of movement.
Hybrid Drawing III: Onlookers Watching Skateboards in Action
In the final series of the hybrid drawing it highlights more of a skate community and shows how skateboarding can unite a community. To the right of the drawings show three onlookers in the Beach Rat cafe as they admire skateboarders in action on the opposite side. This drawing also highlights that you do not have to be a skater to fit in with the community but can just enjoy the atmosphere and come to watch and support other skateboarders.

Spatial/ Environmental Notation Diagrams. Please see link below for description:

Diagram Showing Circulation Within the Space
This Diagram is an adaptation of the series of diagrams showings Spatial and Environmental aspects of the space. Inspired by both Benjamin Fern, as with the plan and Perry Kulper’s style of drawings, this diagram combines the two elements of both precedents. Each colour represents a different character in the space and suggests how individuals use the space different. For example the pink character who works there, does not use the space as freely as the orange character, a skater who is using the majority of the space.

Phase Three :Final Proposal

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