Saint Paul's Church Conversion

Design Development

Using the music note concept helped me create the form of my building. The staves on music sheets, which join the music notes together helped me form my main facade. I envisioned these lines to be vertical instead of horizontal which would then be recreated by wooden slats across the building wall. To accompany these horizontal wooden slats would be glulam beams, which would represent the music notes written on the staves, these glulam beams would not only be an asthetic feature but also act as a structural support for the roof.

I decided to cut St. Pauls church in half as I wanted to both keep the main features of the building but also show that the building had a history. I kept the apex and spire of the church, as I believed these were some of the most redeeming features of the building. I then protruded the extension on the opposite side to act like a manifestation. After exploring the flowing shapes of organismic, I wanted to create the east face of the building into an interesting and flowing form as this was the main face of the building that people from the campus would see. In order to balance out the traditional build and the extention, I changed the main entrance from the church into a more dynamic shape to compliment the extension and balance it out.

Technology Extracts

The theater would be constructed by using the box in a box construction method, which is essentially an independent structure isolated from the rest of the main building. The theater will be built by this method as it creates the best acoustic properties for the space and helps to isolate the space from all of the exterior noises from outside. The flooring of the theater building is constructed via the jack up flooring construction method with acoustically isolated walls built on top to create the interior

The roof of the building will be supported by warren trusses which are on top of the box in box construction. This space will be closed to the public and will have vents running through it and be filled with insulation to retain the heat in the building. As well as the trusses there are glulam beams, which not only act as the facade but also as the roof, to support the part of the roof that extends past the trusses.