Monday, 25 February 2013

Masterplanning Canvey

We begin with the site and its context: 7.2 square miles of alluvial island on the South Essex coast:


Most of the island sits below sea level:


Some quick zoning. for some reason this image is horizontally flipped:


The beginnings of a context board with satellite image...


Sketch ideas for landscape features...


The workspace...


A work in progress...


Layer one...

Layer two...


The two drawings combined in Photoshop...


Just a sketch design, lots of work to do... the main issue being that my chosen site is over 100ha in size. The idea is to create 4,000 new homes in South Canvey that are sensitive to the unique environmental and cultural issues facing the island.

Much more to follow. Stay tuned.
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