Produce an individual poster showing the development and final designs of a new building to replace the main Richmond Building Lecture Theatre (RB LT1).
You need to develop a creative design for a new building to replace Richmond Building LT1. The new building is to be used for academic purposes and should contain at least one lecture theatre, plus whatever other facilities you wish (class rooms, offices, computer rooms, toilets, café etc.). The building should have 2 to 3 floors and its overall height should not exceed 25m. Its footprint can be extended to cover some or all of the open space currently used for seating and cycle storage. Due to a water main running directly in front of the main part of Richmond building, the current gap between Richmond Building and the LT1 annex should be maintained. The existing bridge linking LT1 to the main Richmond Building may be utilised, although other additional links to Richmond Building are possible.
This is a creative design task and as such your final designs should be impressive and include some complex shapes rather than a simple cube shaped building. You will not be assessed on the structural integrity, economic viability etc. You will be assessed on how inspiring your design is, how well this is communicated and also on whether you have given any consideration to the sustainability of your design. The poster should be highly graphical and shows every stage of your design from initial ideas, through various design changes to the final structure. To do that, the poster should contain a series of CAD or scanned manual drawings with suitable annotation and explanation.
The poster will be supplemented by a 500 words report explaining the initial designs and their inspirations, the background of your research, how the ideas have been developed and the rationales behind the final structure. The report should clearly state how the new design has brought improvements over the existing structure and space. Points to be considered could include usability, functionality, accessibility, constructability, sustainability, etc.
The poster should be a one-page PowerPoint slide and the report a MS Word document. Both of them can also be submitted as PDF file to reduce the file size. The submission will be made as a 2-part submission via Moodle by the deadline as stated above.
(1) Recognise and apply the creative design process, assessed through the work and production of (a) a poster, (b) sketches, and (c) a written report.
Design notes on poster and report shows well-considered sustainable features of the new building.
Poster content demonstrates confident and articulate communication of design.
High quality sketches/illustrations/CAD showing excellent use of colour, linetype and annotation to provide an excellent visualisation of the floor plans, sections and external surfaces of the new building.
Well-written report that clearly explain the excellent thoughts behind the new design covering all the issues concerning usability, functionality, accessibility and constructability in addition to the sustainability measures.
Detailed design, which considers its setting within the immediate local environment.
Sound considerations given to sustainability of the building in the design.
Attractive poster which is easy to follow with very clear succinct text and well-drawn diagrams.
Very clear sketches/illustrations/CAD making use of colour and contrast poster to allow clear visualisation of the floor plans, sections and external surfaces of the new building.
Well-written report that clearly shows excellent thoughts of the new design covering many issues among usability, functionality, accessibility, constructability and sustainability.
Clear poster which is very easy to follow containing clear and informative text & diagrams.
Building design which has clear inspiration, but has evolved from a literal interpretation of the inspiration.
Clear hand drawn sketches/illustrations/CAD included in the poster to allow visualisation of the internal layouts and external surfaces of the new building.
Very good report that clearly explains the thoughts of the new design covering some issues among usability, functionality, accessibility, constructability and sustainability.
Poster is reasonably easy to follow containing clear text and diagrams.
Individual initial conceptual designs evolved and developed into one final workable design.
Adequately drawn sketches/illustrations/CAD that enable the readers to visualise the external surfaces of the new building.
A clearly-written report that discusses the new design with regard to usability, functionality, accessibility and constructability and sustainability.
Some conceptual ideas shown to reflect the building’s use and location in Portsmouth but lacking in clear evolution to final idea.
Poster intelligible but not easy to follow, lacks clear text and may incorporate printed materials.
Intelligible, but poorly drawn sketches, with some attempt to show the external surfaces of the new building.
A descriptive report that outlines the design process and decision but lacking in rationale and technical explanation. .
Inadequate work, every aspect is substantially incomplete and deficient.
Fails to demonstrate any understanding of the Design Brief as reflected in posters and drawings.
Poster does not have any structure and lacks clear text.
Conceptual ideas not evident nor evolved.
Very poorly drawn sketches/illustrations.
Insufficient report that does not provide any in-depth discussion of the ideas and development of the new building.