Jacqueline Tsang

Jacqueline Tsang

Contacts : jtsang2@sheffield.ac.uk


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Orbit  |   Observatory

Higger Tor, Sheffield

Joint project in collaboration with Julian Wong

The ‘Orbit’ is an observatory for educational purpose, located on Higger Tor which includes an activity room, exhibition space, overnight accommodation and an aluminium plated telescope dome for star gazing.

When we first hiked up to the territory, we felt that the layers of terrain textures were the thresholds that accumulated, building suspense. We wanted to utilise this feeling and the landscape formations to design our observatory as a finale of the journey up to Higger Tor.

The design incorporates a circular observation facility with a 360° view of the night sky, which gazes over the Peak District and up at the stars, bridging a connection between the land and sky.  The design inspiration originated from the ‘measure’ study, where we acknowledged how the orbit of stars and constellation are vital in contribution to the development of calendars, refining the calculation method of time. Hence, we wanted to utilise this form to create an interesting hollow interior space for viewers to circulate around for an organic panoramic star gazing experience.

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Moth Library  |   Library

Ancoats, Manchester

Based on the concept of humans having a short attention span alike the fleeting life of a moth, the Moth Library is designed short stories, poems, and visual novels – books that allow fast and easy digestion for a reader. 

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Sorby Street Apartments  |   Housing

Burngreave, Sheffield

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