Celebrating the Welsh countryside nestled against the Conwy castle walls, the performative space acts as a beacon of Conwy. The single-story, horizontal mass is split into three performance spaces expressed through its geometric roof. The original site was an important source of nourishment, comprising of an orchard and a man-made lake, the performance spaces that will now occupy the site are a source of theatre, dance, and music. Glimpses of the landscape can be observed through the castle’s narrow crenels; something that was emulated throughout my design through small perforations as well as large lightwells to the sky.
In contrast, situated in heart of the Melaka town, intertwined with the Baba-Nyonya Indian district, with its Dutch and British influence, the river-facing site has direct views to the Stadthuys and Christ Church. Through the use of elements and shapes already prevalent in Melaka, the building is long and thin like it’s neighbours, and creates open spaces that emulate the local layering of forms. The central circulation tower allows for a series of staircases and bridges to serve as the connections between the two volumes.