Time and Tide

Jack Scannell
Architecture

College
University College Cork

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Jack Scannell

Time and Tide

This project aims to investigate the topic of memory in relation to architecture. After researching the topic in great detail, focus was drawn to forgotten memory – the loss or modification either spontaneously or through a series of phases over time. Applying this research to the lower Cork harbour site, the project developed an understanding of the tides and the lunar cycle. The site is located on a sandbank known as the Spitbank which over the course of the lunar cycle would either be submerged under water or be visible above the tide. The design intervention of a borehole station further led to the design of a research centre based on the Spitbank. The labs along with the stations would gather and retain the data collected from the seabed that would have been stored beneath the tides for years. The design itself is intended to adapt over time, ever changing. The design could expand or decrease depending on its needs for the spaces. Although the lighter structure above may change overtime, the heavy stone base would be a fixed entity throughout the life of the design. Retaining the stains of the constant flow of the tide, serving as a mark of the time gone by.