The concept of my project is to explore how I can recreate the existing roofscapes found in Digbeth and transform it into a creative community hub which focuses on reducing, reuse, recycling, and remaking. Known for becoming the first
centre of industry back in the 18th century, Digbeth played a vital part in the evolution of technology, manufacture, and economy for Birmingham, and remains at the forefront of creativity for the city. My initial exploration for this project was to identify the most frequent roof structures found within Digbeths’ industrial fabric.
Through my mapping studies and further research, I noticed that different roof structures had different properties, in terms of size, shape, orientation, and daylighting. This became the foundation of my design development, whereby by identifying the characteristics of a roof type and structure will then give me an informed decision on what the function of that space is.