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Concept model shipped to Saudi for competition bid


This white styled concept model incorporates clear Perspex blocks to represent the proposed buildings for a major development in Saudi Arabia. The client RTKL, an international firm of architects, needed a company who could complete the model in just two weeks, despite the fact that for the first week they were still finalizing the scheme. We were happy to take the project on, working flexibly with the client as they evolved their design. The model then had to shipped to Saudi to form the focal point of their presentation for this international competition.

Town Centre Redevelopment Model – Scale 1:500

The planning authorities requested a model be produced for this development because it was very difficult to appreciate how the proposed new buildings were going to fit into this mostly sloping site in a sensitive town centre location. This stylized, monochromatic model was made to demonstrate how this relationship worked, using very accurate topography and faithful representation of all existing and proposed building massing and roofscapes. The designers were even able to get some informative ground level views by photographing the model with a modelscope camera (see the circular image).

Planning Model for Wandsworth Council – Scale 1:500

Wandsworth Council needed this model to help evaluate the massing and overall layout of a range of different redevelopment proposals for the area. The context buildings are shown in white, the existing on-site buildings in light grey, and the proposed new buildings in a light buff. All the on-site buildings were made removable so that the team could experiment with the various options. The model was made in two halves for easier transportation and came with custom-built protective flight cases.

Mixed Use Development Block Model – Scale 1:500

One of the purposes of this model was to demonstrate how the massing of the proposed new development steps progressively down from the tower blocks on one side of the site to the low rise buildings on the other. You can see this particularly well if you click on the Enlarge Image button. The model also illustrates the physical barrier created by a major rail line adjacent to the site.

White/Perspex Concept Model – Scale 1:500

In contrast to the detailed school model, also shown on this page, this was a very simple model at a much smaller scale, designed to show the proposed massing and site layout for a large residential development.

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