Initial Thoughts and Ideas.
For the student negotiated assessment, we were given the option to either work with the same city that we used for project 2, or to use Brisbane as a focal point.
I decided to remain with San Pedro de Macoris, as the base of knowledge we built up in project 2 was quite substantial and it will make any further developments and investigations into the city a lot easier. I think there is a large number of architectural elements that could potentially be investigated.
Initial ideas include the cathedral and the various industrial buildings on the outskirts of the city.
The cathedral is a major landmark and a memorial within the city. The spaces around it include a specifically designed public square and other public spaces. The building reflects the cultural background of the city and the importance of religion to the people.
The industrial areas are of a much larger scale to the cathedral. There are three main developments around the city and each one could be investigated in terms of its relationship with the city and how it has affected the spaces around it.