Talking in Nettleham Hall
The site is situated in Nettleham, a charming village in Lincoln, conveniently close to the University of Lincoln. It was once the residence of the Hood family in Lincoln but became abandoned after a fire since the family rarely visited.
Today, the site holds a mysterious allure, attracting adventurers from around the world. Join us on this exciting journey as we explore its potential.
As I explored the site, I noticed the fragile state of the building's walls, particularly one requiring support. By analyzing the wall's condition and introducing a new structure, I ensured its stability and longevity.
Considering the site's potential, I envisioned transforming it into a live museum, showcasing the future of agriculture and serving as a satellite studio for students. The University of Lincoln's strong presence in the city and its aim to share research outcomes with the public inspired this idea.
To achieve a harmonious integration of the new structure and existing building, I analyzed the walls, introduced a supportive axis, and completed the structure. This created a safe and regulated architectural logic, forming a strong foundation for future functions.
Chapter 2 focused on the relationship between nature and human interaction within the building. By analyzing the entrance, separate routes were established for students and visitors based on their needs and privacy. Reducing the interior space on the ground floor preserved the sense of exploration and established a connection between the building and its natural surroundings.
Chapter 3 addressed the allocation of space for students and visitors. Laboratory spaces were placed below the existing building to ensure safety and cleanliness. A ramp provided easy access for students to the lower ground laboratory, while visitors followed a clear route. Live exhibitions allowed visitors to observe ongoing experiments, enhancing their experience.
In conclusion, this project aims to transform the abandoned site into a live museum, showcasing the future of agriculture and serving as a satellite studio for students. Design strategies focused on reinforcing the existing structure, establishing harmonious integration, and creating connections between nature and human interaction. By providing clear layouts, ensuring privacy for students, and engaging experiences for visitors, the site is set to become a vibrant hub of exploration and learning.
Thank you for joining me on this journey