SHEPHERD'S BUSH ARTS CENTRE (SEM 2), SHEPHERD'S BUSH INTERACTION CENTRE (SEM 1)
by Georgiana Ilie
( Sem2) Shepherd's Bush Arts Centre is a Community Complex which includes an Open Air Theatre and an Interior Theatre, Cafe-Restaurant and Artist Studios. Also integrates existing market stalls within the design. The aim of the proposed building is to encourage and support the community of Shepherd's Bush to discover new talents through the art of theatre. The main focus as design strategy is to open the area on the cross axis that will complement the existing longitudinal axis and circulation of the market. The new building blends with the existing market, being a supportive element in securing the market's continuity. Its flexible and adaptable design, along with its working program throughout the year, are welcoming the community of Shepherd's Bush and not only. (Sem 1) Shepherd's Bush Interaction Centre is a day care facility for children and elders, supporting the vendors of the Shepherd's Bush Market. The aim of my proposed design is to blend within the environment and not destroy the existing. The design followed two main criteria: introduced a wood structure, lightweight, self-supporting and connected to the arch without any structural change and connected the market and the neighbourhood through a passage integrated within the proposed building.