Jake Johnson

Sailortown: Sense of Place

Captivated by the industrial heritage of Sailortown: Belfast, this score seeks to record the material qualities of the area which contribute to its unique sense of place. In the wake of regeneration, it is imperative that we retain spatial objects that significantly capture the spirit and history of these industrial landscapes. Dividing Sailortown into a quadrant can ensure a more meticulous and careful inspection of the urban fabric to reveal and record objects and materials whose patina + character capture the spirit of the place.

Using this score, spatial practitioners can ensure that these artefacts are retained in any future development and highlight their historic significance. White space within the score signifies the areas of recent or potential development, with the tension between the score + the void representing the friction between the local community and future development in the area.


Jake Johnson is an aspiring architect who has a master’s in architecture from Central Saint Martins, having previously graduated from the University of Bath.