Where? Belfast is situated on the north eastern corner of Ireland. At the furthest most inland point of Belfast Lough. Which turns out into the Irish sea. It has a population of approximately 500,000 and is Irelands second largest city. Historically it was once, had a thriving maritime industry which enabled rich links with other countries and cultures to flow. However due to long running political issues. The city is now only beginning to again find its feet.
In Belfast due to the complex, diverse and ever changing cultural context. A building such as this must be placed in an area which can be easily accessed by all of the relevant parties in order to assure "community safety" which is one of the themes laid out in DEFRA's quality of life indicators.
In a city where territories are so prevalent, a neutral territory must be found. If not the tapestry will never be complete as it would lose a layer rendering it obsolete. Below the ideology map shows a number of possible sites where access and transport to, would be made easier for the user by way of placement on the edges of communities on transport links in order that the only non neutral territory that would have to be travelled over would be your own cultural territory.
Belfast Sound Warehouse The brief for this building seeks out a mix of congress facilities and cultural amenities. It will house a series of differing spaces suitable for a wide variety of cultural events.