The brief for this assignment was to construct an abstract model that communicates the physical and emotive qualities of a specific site in Wellington City. I chose the pedestrian bridge at the corner of Harris and Jervois Quay, a nondescript bridge overshadowed by the nearby City-to-Sea bridge.
Outer Ring - Crossing the bridge, a community of quiet, relaxed pedestrians doing their own thing, at their own pace. A bridge used solely for people who are out for a walk, enjoying themselves.
Inner Ring - Under the bridge, and endless stream of noisy vehicles pass, each indistinguishable from the last. A thousand different journeys from everywhere, bound together for a brief time in their quest for speed around a traffic-jammed city, then filtered apart to continue on their way.
Wood has been used in my model for its timely qualities, and the circular theme implies repetition. The outer ring is like a puzzle, each piece being having its own unique shape, but ultimately being part of a greater whole. The outer ring had a lot of time spent on it, with emphasis on beauty and rhythm. The inner ring, contained but separated from the outer ring, was hastily put-together, speed being the driving force.
SARC 111 - Introduction to Design Processes.