Model of the city at City Hall

In City Hall, Busan, South Korea., there is a city model in the foyer of the hall.  The model is amazing to walk around, every building in Busan is there, every bridge and every new development is added.

Could BCC look at doing the same in City Hall in Bristol?  Not to have this in place overnight but over a long period of time.  Invite model train enthusiasts to create and build this.  BCC provide the materials and space and the enthusiasts do all of the work for free in an area they'd care passionately about.

This can start with all major historic structures and new buildings and then work back filling in the spaces.

Here's an example

Why the contribution is important

It's important because in 20 minutes people visiting the city can see the city, planners can see the city, investors can see the city, tourists can see the city and from here they can set out to explore those area's which they'd like to walk around.  

It's further important for pride of place and understanding the fabric behind Bristol's heritage and society.  City Hall is the ideal setting, moreso than even MShed but MShed is an alternative setting.

by user946047 on November 28, 2013 at 12:00PM

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  • Posted by user952345 December 02, 2013 at 14:28

    I assume this would start as a scale map/plan where different people take responsibility for different buildings or blocks. If people were invited to submit their own interpretations of different buildings, we could end up with a really interesting '3D collage' of the city. Any approach could be allowed as long as it fits in the correct space on the map and doesn't encroach on any other spaces, so for example:

    - School children could create the model of their school.
    - Resident groups could build a proposal for a community garden on what is currently a patch of scrubland.
    - Some of our architecture (eg Hamilton House) is unprepossessing on the outside but fascinating on the inside. Local artists could be commissioned build models representing the activities going on in these buildings, rather than their literal physical appearance.
  • Posted by user251846 December 04, 2013 at 09:37

    I think The Council (and others) have more important things to do.
  • Posted by user946047 December 24, 2013 at 00:22

    Hi Jess, that's a great idea, get schools and the enthusiasts involved. It show's businesses and organisations what's possible in Bristol, in Busan City Hall it's an amazing way to reflect the whole city.
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