NTU Architecture Subject Group

NG2 Spa and Purification: 'The Citys Watering Hole'

The idea of ‘NG2’ was to create a facility that encapsulates all aspects of water under one roof. This project offers an important response to water shortage by purifying canal water into clean drinking water for use within my spa and café and to the immediate community businesses.
The manifestation of my design is a result of the available space on site and my aim to create pedestrianisation through and around my site. The plan invites the canal into the building at sub level to create a pool space. With the café and purification plant at ground level, spa, changing and pools are located at level 1 and 2 with a garden terrace and pools on the roof
As part of my strategy, I aimed to create a communal space that manifests as the purification plant and café to create a focal point of the site, along with allowing free-flowing access through the building from the canal and station street. The function of my design takes the dirty canal water and purifies it through equipment found in the open-plan café located on the ground floor. The equipment acts as interventions within this space to display the process of water purification. The water is then used within the spa.
The feature of my design is its exoskeleton hybrid frame that supports most of the building. The building is split in half with the station street-side being a timber frame and the canal side being a concrete frame as a response to the loads created from the spa and pool spaces above. As the building is all about water I have a waterfall feature at the front of the building that falls around the entrance.

Peter Allen
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Peter Allen
BArch Architecture

BArch Architecture

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