Bridge St, Ahuriri
Following the success of the Keirunga gates, I chose to follow the path of 3D Design for the last 2 years of my Degree study.
I chose an existing Cafe in Bridge St to re-design. We were required to investigate the theme of Deconstruction,
along with the impact of the Napier Earthquake, 1931.
I was fascinated and awed by the of the power of nature, the incredible change in the water levels as the Ahuriri Estuary rose approx 6ft, and what was previously an extensive harbour, became the small estuary it is today.
The 3D drawing below draws on the images of the earthquake damage around the Ahuriri Wharves, the pre-earthquake maps of the harbour, and the 6Ft change of water levels.
Inspired by the work of Enric Miralles, as part of my design process, I also used 2D Collages to
investigate and explore the balance of the space, and began to develop these ideas
to work with the space of the Cafe.
... the big things in life
we should not forget
we should not take for granted ...