ALT’s plan for Belfast is an experiment into urbanism and architecture, reminiscent of a time when architecture was based on a simplicity of form and social need an in direct violation to the extravagant preference for the ‘iconic age.’
The resulting project is a Neo-Metabolist ideal: an urbanism and cultural heart born onto this decaying post-industrial site. A system constantly reacting to socio-political and economic changes set amidst the planting of a post-industrial prairie. In the open grain of a shifting urban pattern a space is made to play, dream and exchange our ideas. It is a cultural machine born of an industrial city.