Moseley Road has suffered major repercussions from air bombings as it was particular target for attack because of the proximity of the railway line. The road itself earned the nickname “Bomb Alley”.
This memorial creates windows into the past that evoke a sensory experience and creates a connection within the people who were not present to experience the past themselves; manufacturing a sense of nostalgia.
though adaptive reuse of the existing industrial structures and new materials that age gracefully over time.
The site is arranged around the skeletal remains of the derelict existing structures, consisting of the Grade II listed Georgian terraced houses and the dilapidated industrial metal works and old grain factory. The new structures have been developed to work in conjunction with these remains to reinforce, repurpose and expand to bring a new level of functionality to the space.
This image illustrates the hierarchy of the building facilities including 2No. basement floors designated for preservation of artefacts, double height theatre space, top floor terrace overlooking the site, amphitheatre and exhibition areas created within Grade II listed Georgian Houses.
Patterns and symbolism have been used repeatedly throughout the design to represent the essence of memory and identity. These patterns change and distort as you move throughout the building, reflecting the fluidity of memory and how recollection changes over time.
These facilities are scarcely available at present within Moseley. They have been designed to encourage social interaction where residents can discuss, plan, present and catalogue their ideas.
Restoration of the principal frontage elevation and new exhibition space, celebrating the building’s heritage by framing certain moments of the decayed structure in a contemporary manner.
The project proposes to apply a contemporary treatment that will harmoniously emphasise the scars of the past and capture the absent architectural language though negative imprints within the aesthetic design.
The environmental strategy covers several sustainable methods which work in conjunction with the site and the built form to create operational efficiencies.

Identity Revival - ‘Lost artefacts through destruction’ photomontage and timeline of public spaces lost during WWII

Identity Revival - Civic Fragment and Identity Revival Monoliths

Identity Revival - Existing derelict buildings spatial repurposing concept

Identity Revival - Archive culture centre proposed site plan and floor plans

Identity Revival - Atmospheric perspective section in context

Identity Revival - Proposed Partial Elevation

Identity Revival - Amphitheatre and Storytelling Gardens

Identity Revival - 332-334 Model making and design development sketches

Identity Revival - 332-334 East Elevation, dilapidation as the storyteller

Identity Revival - Environmental strategy section

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