Trans[port]: logistics market is a hybrid design project that collides warehouse logic with retail markets and goods consumption. Trans[port] offers a high-tech on-port distribution solution whilst building a public connection between the city and the port. The building has two functions; one explores the distribution, packing and storing of goods, and the other expresses the buying, selling and consuming of goods.
Retail markets and restaurants aim to emphasise the disconnect between consumers and the distribution of goods by bringing people into an earlier stage of the logistics process. This creates a duality of experiences as one may eat in the restaurant while watching goods being delivered. Rather than goods being transported around Europe, consumers can come to receive and eat their goods on-site.
These contrasting building functions are expressed through the design strategy and changing geometries. Through analysis and abstraction of mechanical movements, the project explores systems of micro and macro movements within the distribution of goods. The project aims to abstract the two building functions by mediating spaces through overlapping rotated forms and clashing geometries.
2023 - MArch 2 design prize: The Shoaib Rawat Memorial Prize Nomination