I had a quick meeting with Kirkcaldy4All at their offices on Kirkcaldy High Street. I met with with Bill Harvey, who has been very supportive of my design thinking for the MDes Research project. Currently there is a wall display in the Kirkcaldy4All of some of the visual drawings which are the initial propositions based on my design thinking. The meeting involved some further feedback from Mr Harvey regarding the wall display of my work and he confirmed that a great deal of discussion had taken place between K4A board members and other contacts that are involved in the town centre development in Kirkcaldy. One of the key elements that was discussed was the possibility for me to develop the design ideas, in the form of a more detailed illustration, for the promenade idea to create a walking / running / fitness route including design of 100 metre markers, to enable people to calculate how far or how fast they can travel along the promenade. This a very positive development for my design research project. I presented a new postcard, which was drawn on Tuesday 20 March, which shows an idea proposition for an elevated boardwalk on the promenade, inspired by the HIGH-LINE RAIL WALKWAY in New York. This idea would need to coordinate with the current plan to redevelop the seawall on the esplanade, using ROCK ARMOUR techniques, which is due to start over the next 2 years. This rock armour installation will involve placing large rocks against the wall as a bastion form to break up the high tide wave formations, which have occasionally led to flooding of the esplanade roadway and buildings located on the edge of the esplanade.
Here is the sketch drawing that was presented at today’s meeting.
This drawing will be the inspiration for a more detailed illustration along with relevant and referenced comparisons to reinforce the design development thinking.
Other discussions centred on :
CYCLE HIRE PROPOSALS with reference to Dumfries and Galloway initiatives along the River Nith.