The main aim of this project was to design a proposal that not only met the requirements of the 3 clients but also helped to revive the Rawson Square in Bradford. Pedestrianization was a key incentive for choosing the specific site and the constant reference to user experience within the building spaces was the main concept for this design proposal. The central circulation acts as a guide to move through the 'working' spaces such as the rehearsal spaces, workshop and study room towards the auditorium, gallery and function room. This path is created as the user moves from one side of the building to the other side on a different floor. In terms of the public square, there is a sense of dialogue created between the public space and the building through the glazed facade looking into the square. This allows people in the square to see the activities taking place inside the building and creates a certain interaction between the people in the square and the building.
The importance of creating public spaces and user friendly spaces within the building is summarized by this quote,
“In a society becoming steadily more privatized with private homes, cars, computers, offices and shopping centers, the public component of our lives is disappearing. It is more and more important to make the cities inviting, so we can meet our fellow citizens face to face and experience directly through our senses. Public life in good quality public spaces is an important part of a democratic life and a full life.” (Gehl, 2014)