Site Gallery - Community Centre
Interior view of the carers hub - Asya Gumus
This space is used as a joint activity space for both elderly with dementia and carers. Regularly organized movie nights, exhibitions, theatre and concerts will be held in this space for the locals to enjoy.
The Main Entrance - Fiona Wylie
After entering the building from Cook street and rising up through the building, the main entrance acts as a "tree" base for the rest of the growing tower, with a glass floor looking down into the seed library. At the center of it is introductory information about hydroponic growing, and the space splits off into the learning spaces, the main atrium, growing spaces, and the wellness wing.
The Ramp Entrance - public access directly to the market, restaurant, garden spaces, and new public park - Fiona Wylie
The site rests on a plinth that is 3.5m above the main street level, and has an existing ramped entrance. To continue the pedestrian walkway in Tradeston's proposed new masterplan, people can directly access the market and gardens without having to go through the whole building. To promote more exterior access, as the site ramps up, so does the building, with a nature path. The nature path wraps around the building, providing direct access from that side of the building to the restaurant, the market seating, the growing areas, and the main greenhouse, all while continuing a green journey to experience the building and create views over the historical wall to the rest of Glasgow.
View of the tower from the courtyard - Asya Gumus
The tower is located at the heart of Haghill and the curtain wall facade offers the opportunity to empower, encourage and promote activities through signage on the windows. The central space can also be used to sit, meet, socialize and spend time in the day.
Proposed Community Village - Asya Gumus
Master plan strategy aims to connect, protect and reset ambitions of the elderly community. Inclusivity, accessibility and safety is created by integrating different scale interventions and reusing vacant/ neglected land within the area. Dementia design principles are integrated into this process including familiarity, transparency and wayfinding.
The Garden Approach - Fiona Wylie
The exterior view of the south side of the building, among the community gardening plots and the courtyard. Alongside the greenhouses, a secondary facade of algae growing panels are on the south side of the building to help generate renewable energy in the form of biomass, which then feeds back into an anaerobic digestor to create energy for the building.
G. Community Centre - Adele Melas
The Community Centre offers indoor venues for residents with dementia to enjoy leisure activities alone, with friends, family, or general members of the public. As the DFN encourages engagement with social and physical factors in the outdoor environment, the essence of this is brought internally within the community building. This is executed by continuing of the red path, the distinct orange entrance which responds to the High Street colour rhythm the internal skylight and courtyard, and exposure of light external materials on the interior facade which increase natural light reflected in the space. The building's curves, gently winding edges, surfaces, and paths, are regarded as more legible to dementia-users.