Year two Architecture MEng, BEng
Year two students were asked to make proposals for a Market Hall on a site in the busy Headingley suburb of Leeds. Each scheme had to respond to the site and social setting, creating a unique set of activities the Hall would host, with forms and spaces to house these.
Ben Sun Wai
Ben’s design is characterised by its distinctively curved profile and ETFE cushioning facade, providing for technical functionality as well as aesthetica individuality. Exteriorly, a focus on lush greenery will give the space new life.
Sections and elevations: These sections show the composition of spaces within the market hall, and how they interact. The elevations show external views of the market hall from each direction. Due to more traffic coming from the north and west directions, the north and west elevations are the most important as they show the grander views of the mnarket halls, as seen by residents and customers.
Building physics and structure: Here we can see the structural south hall sections (top left) which indicate where members are to be positioned in the structural make-up of the market hall. The heating delivery plan (centre left) shows which heating methods will be used in each area of the building. Purple indicates under-floor heating while red indicates perimeter trench heaters. The construction sections (top right) show how the building fabric is made up at the wall-foundation interface and wall-roof interface.
This building has been designed to make maximum use of natural lighting. The large double height spaces are equipped with floor-to-ceiling and a glass roof to flood the interior with sunlight. The solar geis is controlled by the mechanical louvres on all south-facing glass features. Natural light is also harnessed by the solar array on the south side roof, effectively reducing the building’s grid power demand. The building has clear and seperate areas for staff, goods and customers, making the building easy and accessible to use for all.
Glazing and Louvre features (left) and Glulan Structures (right)