What is needed from you:
A design created strictly using Rhino and the plug-in ‘Grasshopper’. (This is very important as our team needs to be able to modify the design created by You to create iterations/different designs to put forward).
The files should also include all elements of the structure laid out in grasshopper to export into illustrator so that it can be produced as a laser cut model later on. (If you can export into illustrator including elements numbered to aid in putting the model together would be ideal).
Grasshopper files - .ghx
Rhino files - .3DM
Images attached are the forms we want to explore with this project. Please try and keep all algorithms in grasshopper as simple as possible.
Every step in grasshopper must include comments in order for our team to understand what you have tried to achieve.
The site has its own character, constraints and opportunities, such as pedestrian thoroughfare, urban integration and natural surroundings. At this stage the client is mainly looking for creative forms that may help to enhance the face of the city, though consideration must be given to the possible uses of these forms.
The client are asking for creativity and vision in design submissions, and with such a huge budget are not worried about feasibility for the initial proposals, but want to see unique developments that will help define the face of the city on a global stage.
Elements to consider when dealing with this site are the pedestrian thoroughfare, which is a popular tourist destination and entertainment district, the harbour and how your building will speak to an element of the aquatic and the parkland behind the site. The site brief calls for living spaces in the form of apartments, that interact with the pedestrian thoroughfare, restaurants/cafes and interaction with the parkland and harbour.
The structure is to incorporate an outdoor amphitheatre as well as abstract outdoor areas, eateries and apartments (the number of apartments will be organised with you).
The façade will include a structural membrane much to the form of a diagrid structure without having the need to rely on internal vertical columns. (Please look at the images attached to understand the concept and fluid-like form we want from this design).
The structure will reflect the scenery surrounding the area with the incorpora/on of its fluid--‐like shape, form and materials.
Details about the site will be sent to you once an arrangement has been made. The project is a simple project which may also lead to using your services for 3D rendering of the project for an official proposal – this means that you will have to be very fluent in 3D rendering from Rhino.
Remember.... this is just a concept thus far, and needs to be simple. Please feel free to ask questions and send your thoughts through.