Disrupting the static: a set design and manufacturing facility for the film industry Hilton, Bloemfontein
This dissertation stems from an interest in the small community of Hilton, Bloemfontein. Hidden between Naval Hill and the railway lines, Hilton has become somewhat of a forgotten space within the city. Conceived as the child of the railway, the community has since then lost all connection with the railway. Hilton has become a static, marginalised community trapped within the legacy of what should be its gateway to freedom. The dissertation proposes a set design and manufacturing facility in an existing railway warehouse located on the edge between the community and the railway. The project is theoretically explored around the concept of disrupting stable and static objects in an attempt to generate motion. The aim of the dissertation is to re-establish the connection between the railway and the community.