Anamal; Centre for Dynamism is one of the larger projects I have undertaken as a student of architecture. It looked at designing for the year 2050, and what was seen as necessary for the future. Ken Robinson brought up an issue with TED in 2006.
"Every school in the world has the same hierarchy of subjects. Mathematics and Languages are at the top, humanities in the middle and at the bottom are the arts.
Why? Dance and art is as important to the development of a child as maths and languages are."
This was a spark that led to the creation of an extension of the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool ONE that replaced the modern extension which is considered by many as socially and publicly incorrect in its placement.
Anamal, a dance movement influenced by tribal and African dances, is one of the most interesting and fast moving dances in modern dance. The form and feel of the design, directly came from witnessing, and studying the angular movements and the feel of imposing yourself on a space. The architecture is to stand as a statement of change in the site, in a statement to perhaps invoke change in the way we teach and the way we learn. It also is an idea on opening out the current, crowded square into a more public meeting and gathering area, and also an area to watch and perform dance.