Kirkistown Car Technology Centre - N.Ireland Part 2 Project 2007 Linton Selfridge University of Lincoln, UK Kirkistown car technology centre is a production process building and this ideology was employed in creating an architectonic language. The language for the scheme derived form a virtual deconstruction of a De Lorean DMC-12 and the multiplication of its components. These groups of multiplied components became the focal point of investigation in relation to form and spatial arrangements. A balance had to be achieved between architectural form and operational flow, and making a connection to the existing composition of the site. The centre is a hub where research, design, manufacturing and testing of motor sport vehicles can be preformed. Linton Selfridge The project's genesis lies in the examination of a De Lorean motor car. The deconstruction of this flawed but iconic vehicle was undertaken as a process of scientific analysis. What it revealed was an omnipresent,rhythmic beauty derived from the repetition of the car's components. Linton then focussed upon harnessing the curious power of a singlecomponent when multiplied countless times. The resultant design - developed with clear sense of irony - is a Formula One Team Headquarters. The facility represents the height of automotive technology and is a clear manifestation of Linton's fascination with translating conceptual intent into detail design.