CLIMATE CHANGE HUB (SEM1) AND MARYLEBONE RESIDENTIAL HALL (SEM2)
by Abdallah Elhaj
Semester 1's concept encompasses the realm of the climate change hub strived universally for visitors to inform them concerning global warming and its cumulative effects. The pavilion biomimetics the notion of hills, this influences the conceptual development of the design strategy in the project. The design intends to blend with nature while expressing interest in air pollution accompanied by its various health hazards and how it affects life. However, the intervention's caved-in structure interrupts natural light from entering the base. Then for light tunnels introduced to maximise the light and ventilation potential associated with the intervention. Semester 2's incorporates the concept of improving mental health and wellbeing among students by renovating the Marylebone hall building from an enclosed structure developed into a final organic setting which eventually activates the space. Significant mitigating strategies have influenced the design; to resist issues such as overheating segments of the building, glaring, inadequate ventilation. While preserving the original building structure, this altered the performance through design methods that encourage passive ventilation, more distinctive illuminance. Ultimately, improving the outlook of students life residing in the Marylebone Hall.