A visual representation of designs approach to immediate context, observing the connection between the cafe and playground, and the existing sports centre with the proposed. A key move within the design was the open corner, as this created a welcoming point to the community. In order to allow a soft front while retaining site security, we investigated the formation of the street- and the urban approaches used; these being:
- A narrowing of the path into site: created through the building placing.
- A clear route: formed from herringbone brick.
- A well lit area.
- Natural surveillance: As the chimney is a gathering point it would provide high density of people in the area.
- As well as the building belonging to the community and their identity to encourage a sense of pride and care.
The scheme proposes to keep, and celebrate the history of the site into maintaining a new, accessible family activity – bowls. The central focus to a hub of Good Food, Good Exercise, and Good Laughs. A defining move which will reverse the historic, divisive perceptions of bowls within Ely, and in turn, better unite all its peoples.GROUP-C-GardenCommunity_-FINAL-STAGE-3-SUBMISSION
Stage 3 Booklet