Students explored the derelict Sunbathing Building on Scarborough’s South Bay in January with their client and director of Crescent Arts, Stuart Cameron, who wish to relocate and expand their remit. Their desire is for a new design solution to their needs through flexible, adaptable space that could be used for a variety of uses. As the needs of the client were so open the students were tasked with developing a brief around the theme of creative arts.
Briefs developed from research in to Scarborough, which were explored through site response artworks. Ideas developed such as Changing Tides; a surfboard design studio and exhibition space, to The Art of Conversation; a flexible working space which encouraged interaction between different generations.
Students presented their schemes and 6 projects have been selected to showcase at Crescent Arts with the hope of developing both a discussion about the use of the derelict building and ideas for creating flexible space for Crescent Arts. The following students were selected: Miles Davidson, Michal Ferens, Jourdan Longden, Wai In Pun, Joy Silas and Jason Walker.
Crescent Arts Director Stuart Cameron said, “I was really impressed by the quality of student work and the breadth of ideas explored. It offers us as client genuine food for thought as to how we progress, and is an outcome we would not have achieved had we simply gone to an architecture practice. The students’ have given us something truly unique.”