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︎Studio 3, Year 2

Amy Qianqian Ma

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The New Watch Tower



The New Watch Tower is a cinema resembling a Martello tower, defensive forts used in the 19th century. The cinema offers a space to watch for escapism rather than surveillance, a new type of watching. Integrated into an unused corner of the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, this proposal has two structures, a cinema tower and a bath house burrowed into the hill. The cinema addresses the top of the hill whereas the bath house addresses the sea promenade. Slanted pillars on the façade of the bathhouse will become seawalls as the coast retreats. The overall composition explores contrast: calm interior spaces versus chaotic exteriors, verticality of the tower against horizontality of a low-lying plinth, enclosed spaces and open spaces.













Amy Qianqian Ma

︎Studio 3, Year 2