Responding to the client’s vision for a community focused building at the heart of the neighbourhood, CDC Studio’s approach to the project aimed to tie the site into the wider structure and character of the area.
CDC Studio developed several key site strategies that aimed to extend the green spine into the site, integrating it into the wider network of foot paths, streams and hedgerows.
An analysis of pedestrian movement and topography illustrated that the site sits in an easily accessible, visually prominent location. It is predicted that most visitors to the community buildings from the neighbourhood will approach on foot or bicycle from the green spine parkland. Tying the community facilities into these communal green spaces is fundamental to the building’s success as a community hub.