RichardKennedy
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Bristol Arena

Regain agricultural and industrial heritage

Density + FAR

Connectivity + Permeability

Mixity

Activity

Temporality

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Site Analysis

Manifesto + Masterplan

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The Metamorphic City exists as a product of the evolution from monotonous urban mundanity, the impingement and suffocation of creativity through meaningless 'non-place'. The ability to adapt and constantly evolve spontaneously to the current culture is imperative for the successful and organic growth of a city. I have drawn upon a multitude of urban design precedents and principles; the theoretical and the practised. Density was a starting point for massing, with the goal of achieving a floor-area ratio [FAR] between 1.5-2.5. 'Mixity' is key in ensuring the metamorphic city can house the needs of a constantly changing culture and put an end to widespread decay that is evident on site today. The in-between spaces will be the areas of activity, urban pioneering and spontaneous invention through temporary structures. Blurring the lines between the seemingly permanent and temporary will create a city that is in a constant state of change, mirroring that of society.

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