This Project addresses the way in which Interior Architecture can inform and heighten urban space and in doing so engage and connect users in a shared cultural or spiritual experience. Historically, religion has been a place for people to gather, worship and come together as a community to share beliefs and rituals.
This project aims to provide an experience evocative of past religious practices, exploring rituals of water as a consistent metaphor for religious customs and celebrations in the creation of an environment to restore this sense of community. This site, on extension of the Victoria Dock pier in the heart of Docklands, provides context for this architectural ribbon- a continuous form wrapping and leading visitors through this contemporary public space devoid of any specific religious symbolism but evocative in memory and detail. Through the journey of this space a person can experience the translation of civic buildings into an inclusive urban public space.