In this project, I am looking into parasite urban designing how it integrates with local architectural facades.
I have explored the site environment between Kings road and Brighton Seafront to enhance the visual connection. As such connections are limited in the city, especially from New Road moving towards the seafront, I sought to exploit the from the visually narrowed beginning that slowly opens up at Queens Hotel.
Due to the historical urban development, a lot of the existing has been arranged and organised in the past which has set the urban fabric identity with local architecture. Most of the existing urban quality on site should be remain untouch and preserved.
My design proposal is to offer a new visual attraction and connection, that links the perception of the city of Brighton from i360 tower towards the whole of the city by offering a parasite architectural structure/ facade on top of the Queens Hotel. This add on installation of newt old doesn’t consume the limited ground space, and preserves the existing by not obstructing. The scaffold concept interacts with the west pier whilst at the same time, leaving the roof top view of Brighton uninterrupted. This urban parasite installation also opens up the visual interaction with the city as a whole.
The project uses a modular grille as the element, which forms a light and dynamic shell., a metaphor of Brighton’s inclusivity as a city with its various events every year, such as music festivals, gay pride, art fairs, outdoor movies and so on. In this project, there are different areas and performances to show visitors the diversity and vitality of Brighton.