Exploded Axonometric - Fatema Hassan
The workshop spaces are situated on the top floor in varying forms overlooking the courtyard garden. The void of the courtyard garden serves as a light well to penetrate light into lower public floors. Floors are connected by stairwells and stairwells that lead directly to the outside, these stairwells also lead you up to the food hall and top floor workshops. Ultimately, the whole proposed form is two separate volumes connected by public routes and gardens for a unique journey through spaces of various activities.
The Cook Street Entrance - Fiona Wylie
As existing, the tall historical wall surrounding the site creates an imposing barrier along Cook Street, but this proposal plays with the thresholds along the street edge, to make it more inviting. The placement on the corner emphasizes visibility and transparency from a distance, with the restaurant perched over the sidewalk to create a clear entrance, and the growing production clearly visible as a green beacon.
Section and exterior view of courtyard - Asya Gumus
Both images show the guiding masterplan route and individual buildings forming the central Anti-ageing hub.
Exterior View of the Laurieston Education Hub along Gorbals Street - Shivani Sarjan
This exterior view shows the whole site along Gorbals Street. The landscaping opens to the road in some places but is more protected by trees in some. The Blocks also gemetrically respond to the residential development accross the road.
Elevation Of Ndia Kuu street. - Alamin Mandhry
Great care is taken when designing the facade of the community centre. The proportions of the buildings and architectural elements, materiality and other Swahili architectural elements like decorative fascia boards played an important role during design. The building is divided into two volumes to ensure seamlessly it fits into the street elevation.
1:500 Elevation to Old Dumbarton Road
The façade is made mainly from stone slips formed from the existing on-site wall into which the new building embeds. Zinc Accents set within announce the programme within the wall sandstone. As the stone will match perfectly once weathered, the building should integrate with context as if it had always been there. In order to match the height datum of the existing wall, ceilings indoors have been raised to 4.5m which has resulted in better views to Benalder Bridge (the building’s physical connection in streetscape to Partick) from the Roofscape.
Elevations in context - Asya Gumus
The top elevation shows the 'safe wings' in context and the elevation below shows transparency/ access between street and larger intervention.
View from Benalder Street Bridge
Initial analysis of Yorkhill Park, which the site is bound by, revealed a need for improved access and public realm. Therefore the access stairs were rotated to receive pedestrians from Partick and accentuate their desired path. The scheme will also provide disabled access to Yorkhill Park for the first time. A green buffer and internal balustrades will ensure privacy in the main library space and increase biodiversity on site.
Approach to the 'safe wing' model - Asya Gumus
Each safe wing involves a different activity. Other designs include gardening and sensory therapy that reduces stress and anxiety that can surface due to progressing dementia. Each safe wing will include a different colour/ character/ material in accordance to the interventions use, such as red promoting energy, motivation and activity and blue promoting a calmer and less stressful environment. These colours are important for elderly design as it can slow the process of the developing dementia amongst the ageing population.