Year 3: Design Project 2 - "Spice Market" at the River Thames, North Bank London
The selected programs for this unit were “spice market” as well as a “rowing club“. The intent behind the combination of these two programs was that the architecture would not only serve as a traditional market but also as spice packaging facility which would utilise the rowing club as a distribution facility, delivering spices up and down river to establishments such as restaurants and specialised market shops. The fact that this delivery facility will transport smaller quantities more frequently, falls into the ethos of the JIT (just in time) manufacturing and logistics distribution mechanism being adopted by many modern restaurants. The idea is that by paying a higher upfront cost per gram, savings are made by reducing risk of overstocking and loss of produce due to spoilage and out of date food.