brief from www.avalonmarshes.org
and outreach models
Working water model
robust functioning model that shows a range of infrastructure
that is in place in the Avalon Marshes to manage water levels
throughout the area. The model will need to show rhynes (ditches)
and rivers and this could be through an actual representation
of a section of the area or an interpretation of it.
The water structures will need to work in a similar manner to
their full sized equivalents and with-stand regular use by school-children
and the public. Structures could include:
o Pumping station
o Gravity drain
o Water barriers
model will need to actually hold water with the structures working.
It will also need to show movement from fields to water bodies
and back using the structures.
Finally, the model needs to be portable by two people and fit
within a medium sized car. Damage resistance is essential during
storage, so the model should be self-protective or come in a suitable
I evolved a design;
After a few modifications I began constructing the model in marine
ply and acrylic and with the lettering cnc routed and sluice gates
3D printed by MBfinearts.The model was put through it’s
paces by a local testing team.