Performing Grounds is a competition entry for the people´s stage in Centenary Square that proposes the Square as a two-fold, continuous stage that serves as meeting and performative public space.
The project uses the existing height level difference of the ground to choreograph a series of unique and integrated stages that perform as a catalyst linking the events happening in the surrounding buildings with the activities taking place in the plaza. A canal system is introduced as a water feature to collect and perform as open-air sustainable drainage. The proposal recycles the existing brick material (crushed brick bound with cement – similar to terrazzo -) that becomes a continuous carpet with various densities and gradients to lead and invite people to the gathering and event spaces.
Concept Design, Schematic Design
City of Birmingham