Pdf Drawings package

May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Rothes Halls Completed Drawings

Hello,

Please find attached the completed pdf drawings package for the project. It has been an incredibly exciting project to be involved in up to this stage. Watch this space for further developments…

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Completed Site Visuals

May 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seating Pods

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We believe that 3 seating pods would offer enough space for usage and not over clutter the site.
Each seating pod will be the same colour,
The seating will be situated on the site so as not to interfere with any of the new and existing desire lines.
The seats will be fabricated from 5mm sheet steel, with an internal structural metal framework. Steel has been chosen, as this is the most durable material in terms of finish and colour.
The design for the seating pods will have a shadow gap incorporated. This will give the seating the perception of it floating on the surface. A suitable lighting system will be installed to the interior of the metal structure. This will provide an exciting and approachable aspect to the seating at night.
The metal will then be galvanised and then colour powder coated. The benefits of powder coatings are:
• Up to 250 different colour can be chosen from the RAL colour chart
• Up to 25 year manufactures guarantee
• Offers value for money superior to that of wet paint alternatives
• Environmentally friendly coating which releases no VOCs during application
• Strong sustainability credentials with negligible waste in the processes
• Anti-graffiti coating version available
The surface of each seating pod will be angled at 1-2 degrees. This will help rainwater to run off the surface.
Due to the overall complexity of the design, there will be no need for skater deterrents to be installed.

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Public Art

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Overall Dimensions: 2000 x 2000mm
Materials: Bronze, Black Patina Cast Bronze, Pigmented Cast Concrete, Brass Inlay
With the extensive legacy of Public Art within Glenrothes, we see this as an exciting and essential aspect to the overall project, as it adds a playful, educational and cultural value to the whole Rothes Halls site.
The design for the public art can be broken down into two pieces.
Square: The design for the square is based on a modular system we have designed. The design consists of 14 different shapes. The shapes that exist within the square are the shapes that make up the 3 seating pods. This adds an interesting relationship between the artworks and the seating. The square will be cast from a pigmented concrete. This idea comes from an existing Glenrothes public artwork by David Harding, where he cast a poem into concrete slabs. A brass inlay will separate each concrete shape. The square will be level with the existing brickwork.
Sculptures:
Screen: The screen plays on the idea of theatre and performance. This helps tie in the relationship between the Rothes Halls theatre and arts space. The circle and triangle are playful objects/props that form a relationship with the new signage and street lighting. This object will be made from cast bronze.
Multi Shaped Forms: These multi faceted sculptures come from two shapes that exist within the square. They give the impression that the two shapes have just been pulled up from the square. This is a playful use of object and material. These objects will be made from cast bronze with a patina finish. This gives an interesting, tactile surface.
We believe this artwork has an interesting relationship with the rest of the designs and will help create a unique multi functional public space.

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Bridgelink

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The bridgelink between the multi-storey car park and the 1st floor of the Rothes Hall building is now no longer in use by the general public. This is a prominent feature to external appearance of the building. To tie in with the Rothes Hall colour scheme a blue colour spectrum, from dark to light (left to right when facing the façade) would work well visually. This would also help as a signifier to the entrance of the Rothes Halls. Coloured translucent vinyl be put on to each vertical panel. The vinyl will be installed on the inside of the glass. The colours will be flood lit from behind. This will involve a new internal lighting system.

Street Lights

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We suggest keeping the existing three ‘street lamps’ within the space. These are a tall and elegant form. We will upgrade the light fixing and housing to a contemporary design. This design has been chosen to tie in with the new signage and general site aesthetic. This interesting sculptural design will have a unique aesthetic presence on site during day light hours.
A metal arm will be fabricated to fit over the existing post. This arm goes at right angles from the existing post and then at another right angle. The light fixing is then attached at this point. This is to give the impression the light hanging down.
The lights will be fabricated from white acrylic. Due to the nature of the design, the acrylic box will need an internal metal framework. The light box will then be attached to the new metal arm.
The design incorporates a hinged hatch at the bottom if each acrylic box. This is for any maintenance issues.
Pigeon Spikes will be attached to the top of the lights to deter birds nesting.
These lamps will offer white ambient light only to the space in the evening. There will be enough light from offer outputs on site to light the whole area satisfactorily.

Bollard Design

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The plan would be to remove the existing 7 bollards and a now defunct grey pole that once served as a sign.
8 bollards will be replaced in the same locations as the previous bollards/pole.
The new design is an elegant complementary sculptural form that will tie in with the overall site design. To tie in with the Rothes Hall colour scheme, our
design is based around the colour blue. We believe that a blue colour spectrum, from dark to light (right to left when facing the Rothes Halls building) would
work well visually. This would also help as a signifier to the entrance of the Rothes Halls.