The proposal is for a national sailing grandstand and media centre in Portland Harbour, UK. The project seeks to provide the optimum spectator, media and organiser experience on sailing race day. By searching for a synthesis between precision-technology yachting and traditional English seaside culture, the proposal aims to act as a national symbol for the sport, raising its profile and transforming its image into an activity that is accessible for all. Portland Harbour’s breakwaters were an achievement of 19th century engineering, creating an enormous protected sea space. In its scale and form, the project aims to address the harbour as a whole, confirming and celebrating its changed identity from a naval to a leisure space.
The design and themes of the project were in part developed through the use of analogue collages.
Project with Garrick Chan and Tom Grillo