Peninsula Arts is currently running a small shop in the mail Gallery on the ground floor of the Roland Levinsky building. The project is limited by space since the current space for the shop is all of the available space and cannot be expanded. The shop staff are looking to redesign how they are able to use the space with the aim of displaying more merchandise and stock - providing a showcase and commercial outlet for students and staff artwork across the Faculty of Arts. This will include a wide range of books, artist bespoke artifacts, journals, t-shirts, objects, and other merchandise. Storage areas need to be factored into the design for managing stock. The budget is limited and the final design will be selected on both design, intelligent use of space, and optimal costs. The project will be split into two phases.
Working with the current space of the Peninsula Arts Gallery shop - redesign the display units and book shelves - using the available wall area. The space must include a seating area and be wheel chair accessible. As the location of the shop may change an emphasis on modular or furniture pods is preferred. The space must also have a relationship to the Peninsula Arts brand.
Re-imagine how the cross-point public space and gallery can be better connected, provide more user friendly and welcoming spaces, and encouraging a better flow within the space whilst maintaining gallery integrity and security. The design should introduce a contemporary, social, and cultural ambience within the cross-point space either through: seating areas, bar, cafe, or shop. The design should encourage social learning and develops a cultural economy both for daytime usage, and during the evenings to accompany the cinema, talks, and performances. The proposed design needs to recognize the flexibility of the cross-point space - with multiple uses i.e. exhibitions, VIP events, and performances.
Phase 1: The Shop
Phase 2: Connection of the Spaces