Studio_16’s mission statement is re-allocation and re-assembly of existing materials in combination with locally–sourced, ethical materials in the making of inhabited spaces in an urban context.
Cirque Du Train is, simply put, an Agora: an Ancient Greek concept for a central public meeting space for all. Frequently accommodating markets, public debates and lectures; but in this instance constructed from outdated and repurposed train carriages. This is what I wish to bring to Brighton Central Station.
The location makes it easy for goods and speakers to travel to without having to pass through all of Brighton.
There is so much that cannot really be distilled into several demonstrative images from this project, hence I urge you to download the full PDF Portfolio to peruse at your own leisure.
For those of you without the time, the following are ‘stand-out’ or otherwise interesting excerpts from the project.
In the garden I considered these parameters on the space I intend to inhabit in the design.
Within reach was a pen but no paper and so to document the thought,
I had to sacrifice my knee as yet another surface to desecrate with the concept.
The Agora has since
Flooded; an eco-system ;
Disrupting the established order
(of unestablished things).