Donya Rahmani

Seaweed Serenity

Seaweed is a natural product with incredible properties that is starting to be utilised increasingly in today’s climate; with local offshore farms beginning to sprout up in Cornwall, the Par Horticultural Seaweed Centre is both a processing plant for horticultural seaweed products and a community space for locals and tourists alike. While distributing these amazing products across the country it was also important to ensure that the project also gave back to the community, with spaces for events, a beautiful garden to enjoy and tourist attractions to experience; bringing people together in Cornwall and providing a new route for income in one of the most impoverished counties in England. Each “wing” of the dock represents the two areas of both ‘production’ and ‘community,’ combining in their use and processing of seaweed.  

DS6 focuses on using architecture to assist create awareness and influence people’s minds about our climate. DS6 delves on society’s response to the environment, as well as our shift toward sustainable alternatives. The project focuses on seaweed since it has several medical benefits and may be utilised in cosmetics and prescriptions and building materials. 

Cornwall’s gorgeous coastline is a popular swimming location for locals, with its appealing fishing harbours and stunning beaches encircled by natural surroundings. The ocean water in Par Harbour, on the other hand, is too salty, causing your skin to dry out rapidly. To treat the community’s skin condition, the idea aims to reuse natural seaweeds in thermal bathtubs and facemasks. 

The concept begins with a seaweed spa, which allows guests to experience the natural benefits of seaweed while also witnessing the seaweed being created for the thermal baths and facemasks, allowing them to comprehend the process. Seaweed serenity is a calming and magical environment that offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, a place to be pampered or simply relax with natural seaweed in a stunning coastal location on Par Harbour. The project   also incorporates the use of lavender oil, which is sourced from local flowers, to give it a peaceful and tranquil aroma. 


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Introduced in the heart of Reading Town, Hogmanay, the Scottish celebration of New Years, brings a large infusion of culture and festivity to the local area. Cock-a-Leekie soup, being an integral cuisine of the Scottish, accompanies the festivities. The influx of Hogmanay culture, introduced by the arrival of the Soup Facility, will indulge Reading in a host of traditions that seek to bring people together to celebrate the New Year and the fresh start that follows midnight. On New Year’s Eve in Readingthe public are invited to join in the activitiesincluding; farming the ingredients for the soup, trying the soup, setting Juniper branches alight at midnight, Ceilidh dancing, drinking homemade Gin, and the chance to watch as the chefs produce the soup from raw ingredients on site.  

Cock a Leekie , Scotland, Timber, Homemade, Feathers, New years