Matt Gregory

MArch - Master of Architecture

Phytoremediation development of Hull brownfield sites

The showcase depicts a development intended to address the brownfield sites along the River Hull, with this site the origin for a larger scheme. This initial intervention repurposes an existing brick silo to create an exhibition centre to explain the scheme and the science behind it. It also houses pods, moved around the site via a rail system, to maintain the landscape.

  • Phytoremediation is the use of plants to remediate soil. It takes a long time to achieve, but Hull is able to wait. The site of British Extraction Co silo will act as the initial site.
  • The silo has a unique honeycomb like structure internally. In order for it's use to be adapted, a drastic intervention is required; the insertion of two voids to create new usable spaces.
  • The silo is converted to a base for a grid of movable pods to maintain the planted landscape. The second void allows for the insertion of a hanging exhibition centre to explain the wider development.
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Matt Gregory

MArch - Master of Architecture

I'm originally from Cambridge, but currently live in Hull after the completion of by undergrad study there. I enjoy sport and experimenting with 3D software to become more proficient in there use.

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