The external south‐east perspective illustrates the polygonal structure which extends from the interior to exterior site of Furness Park.
The Seedling examines the needs of domestic violence victims within the remedial system. It aims to redress social disconnection that occurs in the remedial process, due to isolating effects of victims’ and families’ relocation by support services.
Comprising of transitional and remedial qualities, a 1915 open‐air pavilion classroom is re‐ installed in the original public bushland setting of Furness Park, Blackburn.
The polygonal design models victims’ remedial process by drawing on concepts of ecopsychology, biophilia and feminism. Through programs and spatial gestures, the seedling provides individual, group and social spaces of support; integrating victims into their new community and facilitating new growth.
Adapting the Fibonacci sequence as a means of partitioning allowed for the formation of various remedial support spaces; from smaller individual to open group areas.
The progressive spatial arrangement is defined by a living library partition, containing seeds, seedlings and plants, as well as the necessary tools for one of two community activities; the crafting of seed‐bombs.
Translucent film is applied to interior glazing, providing increased levels of privacy and diffused lighting qualities within the tessellated partition.
The pavilion provides moments for remedial sessions to occur. The centre point accommodates individual sessions, the subsequent for group, and the largest, for social gatherings.
The entire process of seed growth is able to be explored from interior to exterior, continually exposing root structures of each living organism.