Lincoln City Council proposed to create a new style of archive, one to connect the community and avoid the bland previous ways of borrowing and reading books. The space must span over three floors with a theme or feature connecting the whole space. The type of archive I decided upon was based on the process and selling of jewellery, the space features a workshop and an exhibiton space on the ground floor for anyone to participate in. The first floor having the main library and archive for books and information on styles and designers of jewellery, and finally the second floor having a cafe and jewellery on display with an oppertunity to borrow items.
The concept behind the idea was based upon the process of creating a piece of jewellery. Starting with its excavation shiwn with a solid layer of copper cladding, to then being refined demonstrated with the start of an ornate pattern starting to appear before the final stage, adornment of jewellery with other stones and metals shown with the final layer being fully ornate in pattern. Portrayed in the collage below. The entire facade was then to be covered as if it were the wrapping to the jewellery, with some of it fragmented as if it had been torn open.