THE DUAL CITY
In the heart of Whitechapel, a performing arts centre welcomes the community to dance and spoken word performances, educational workshops and a local food restaurant. In parallel, women find shelter in secure, nourishing spaces as part of the refuge.
The project's architectural language was developed through research into the local area and mixed media explorations.
Transparency, spatial overlays, movement
Mixed media explorations of the project's conceptual drivers
Conceptual and atmospheric collages
Local area mapping exercise in collaboration with Maisie Spencer
Performance space atmospheric collage
Breaking the fourth wall, the audience becomes part of the performance, generating an immersive experience
Domestic interior collage
The accommodation embodies the nature of dance, layers of transparency generate a sense of privacy and the scale shifts from the vast performance space to small, nourishing spaces.
Interaction and overlap of public and private
Ground floor plan
Top floor plan