Architecture

Ferry Station

Maream Merza
University of the West of England, Faculty of the Built Environment, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
United Kingdom

Project idea

This project is about designing a hygiene station for public use near the Cloanaig Crossing in Scotland. The idea of the place is to provide a public restroom for any passerby that needs it. The main concept of the design approach is that of a ferry boat and the experience of being on a ship inside this open ventilated public toilet facility.

Project description

The concept is as seen inspired by the first idea which is the ferry boat wheelhouse and taken deeper into history. the experience would give one the concept of ships in the past as one revolutionizes into the future.

Technical information

The model helps contextualize the proposal on-site and creates the paranormal view one would see from the wheelhouse on a ferry boat as people wash their hands. The open roof would allow for ventilation and air to flow through. The building is a complete concrete wall without insulation and double glazed windows situated on a composite fill of stones to help stabilise the structure. And the roof, would be metal held together with glulam columns and beams on metal shoe base plates.