I have made some early 3D visualisations of my idea for my design proposal using SketchUp, and then rendered them in Artlantis.
Another big issue with removing the glass is that it ends the invitational aspect of the design. I want people to feel freely able to enter the gallery space and to feel able to simply wander into the open space at the front. This space has been designed to be publicly available, just like the gallery, and creating this space is a way of drawing people in. Psychologically, people will feel more able to look at the artwork through the window by entering this outdoor space than if they had to stop and look from the pavement. It also prevents any disruption to the pedestrian flow of the area. From this space, it is hoped that their initial interaction with the artwork will encourage them to enter the gallery and explore more of the work.
This open space also allows for a sign to be placed on the wall which can be easily seen by people from the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery. This will create a direct link with already established gallery, people will be able to walk naturally from entrance/ exit to the other, meaning people leaving the Contemporary can easily go to the Hawking Stephens Gallery, and vice versa. The site map below (1:500 when printed at A3) shows the direct line of sight and flow from one to the other.