The above diagram represents a body of research undertaken to establish the processes that take place sequentially on my site from the field to the market stall. The abattoir and market place will respond directly to this process, this is why it has been crucial to establish the intricacies of each stage. Along side this, relevant statistics outlining the ratio of pigs, cows, water buffalo and chickens to each Anaklian family have been established by a local anthropologist. This has provided all the data needed to create a facility designed to expand and market produce from existing local subsistance farmers. Establishing ratios and the processes has allowed me to begin to work out exactly how much space must be dedicated to each phase moving forward. The below diagrammatic section illustrates the processes applied to the site over multiple levels.
The site incorporates two existing ruinous concrete buildings which will be incorporated into the 5 meter high plinth. Within this plinth, substructures will be placed incorporating the vertical abattoir as well as indoor meat and dairy markets. These will create a boundary condition for the outdoor, informal meat and dairy market. This diagram was used to establish a structural approach to the design of the site which is currently being progressed.
An additional process to be incorporated into the site is the kiln. In a bid to recycle the extensive amount of blood, blood bricks are to be fired on site. Blood is mixed with sand and fired at 70 degrees to produce a strong, weatherproof brick which can be sold to local builders, creating an additional source of income. the smoke from the kiln with cure hanging meats suspended above, accessed directly from the butcher shops on the plinth. This drawing also shows the progressed structural approach to the plinth. It consists of multiple islands held up my columns. These create a grid separated by structural glass revealing the multiple process’ of the abattoir below while also providing gaps for stairwells, services and hatches for meat to be transferred vertically. This process will be further developed to incorporate the buildings on top of the plinth and the rooms within. Below is a plan of plinth illustrating the grid.