REPURPOSING SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Here we were tasked with the brief of repurposing existing shipping containers on a brownfield site located in Cardiff. We had the brief specifically of creating a performance space for clients to come and enjoy.
I decided to create a botanical cocktail-inspired bar space that would allow clients to learn and create delicious botanical cocktails
'The Rosemary Lounge'
Here is one of the private bars located on the site. I wanted to use a similar colour palette throughout the whole scheme, starting with a bold botanical wallpaper. Using a collection of recycled materials to connect the site to the surrounding environment.
Green Roof Concept
A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane I felt by adding green roofs into the scheme it will allow for another element of Biophilic design to be introduced, this will also encourage the connection to the outside environment to the users of the space. A positive to using green roofs is that they help to clean the air pollution around the site so that is another reason for including it on site.
'The Basil Bar'
The Basil Bar is located on the ground floor and is another one of the private bars which are available to hire for functions. A key concept I wanted to have throughout the scheme was notes of Biophilic design whether that was through; nature in the space, nature of the space, and natural analogues.
' The Mint Bar'
The Mint bar is located on the first floor of the site and focuses on creating the main performance space for the botanical cocktail classes to take place A key concept in which I wanted to channel through the scheme was the ability to have the classes online with a virtual viewing. Due to covid times, the ability to design safety for the clients was a huge part of the design concept.