The Sitooterie is a place to “sit outside” and was commissioned for a courtyard in a new assisted housing development in Hull. The residents have a variety of care needs from help with memory and motility. The Sitooterie was designed to stimulate memories by the orientation of the benches and the shape and materials of the shelter which feels like sitting in the old wooden trams which used to stop at the site. The bench seat back can flip to change orientation and to create a group facing each other. The design of the arches references the iron work in the magnificent Victorian railway station in Hull. The semi-monocoque structure has an innovative element as the cladding was sandwiched between the unique steam-bent arch elements.
“Angus is excellent to work with – he carries out thoughful research to ensure the project is absolutely fit for purpose, the quality of design and workmanship is second to none, and having worked on a number of projects with him , I know him to be completely reliable, delivering on time and budget. The studio set up is great, and the ability to manage all aspects of the project through to installation and completion makes for very smooth-running schemes. And of course, he and his studio colleagues are thoroughly nice people, which makes working with them always a real pleasure”.
Hazel Colquhoun, Arts Consultant for Riverside Project