Arrived late so no change there, NetworkSouth East connections/cancellations blah blah.
Hotel room just south of Paris, a couple next door banging for France and finally the Kettle was broken.(though repaired as many know life without Chai for me is impossible)
so a good start.
Introduced to the site by the town planners walked around in our team, impression, windy, cold, exposed, industrial, dusty, brewery odours.
Big site 55 hectares.
Started to scratch out a proposal for Tuesday presentation.
Our theme was escape from the urban, but we really got bogged down in the intellectual process. All very lastminute.com , but fun.
We all worked hard to resolve and combine the two drawings from the two groups. Yes we argued,but in a very good natured way. Win some, lose some.
The God of Context and the saints of the straight line seemed to be our main stumbling block. The main idea in the end was radical so hats off to every one for going along with Simons idea. Pondering further a very good one.
Personally i felt we conformed on other areas such as housing, but its a case of looking past the rendering/model and thinking about the over all long term vision of 100 years. which was a good proposal, ie water recycling from an old dock, and as technology improves thus efficiency increases.
Pin up. Worked late and up early to get it all done. We didn’t but 90% on the wall missed annotation of master plan.
Simon And Edith spoke ,very well with Luke and myself jumping in at the end to clarify a couple of points, managed to insult the main man, but hey ho, he won’t forget us!
Over all great team work, no slackers every one gave it their all.
Hurrah for the Water People!
Well done Grant, your a glutton for punishment another workshop!!