Stage 3, BA (Hons) Architecture
Canterbury’s Vertical Pigment Centre
The design seeks to address the social and environmental issues of the current paint industry by using urban cultivation and food waste to produce pigments free of volatile organic compounds. Production and community spaces are intertwined, encouraging people to be involved with the process. The form reflects the cultural heritage of Canterbury with the faceted ceiling structure, similar to the Cathedral while the vertical farms regenerate the neglected city wall.
Design Tutor, Urban Intervention: Rebecca Muirhead
Design Tutor, Architectural Design: Dr Silvio Caputo