CEANN A’ BHAILE GROVE
The design brings the fragmented community of Townhead together under the ethos of sustainability and community accessibility and participation.
Ahead of the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow we were tasked to help imagine a more sustainable and biophilic Glasgow through our designs. Tackling key issues in the city such as, pollution, traffic, fragmentation, biodiversity, carbon emissions and many more.
My design aims to bring the fragmented community of Townhead together under the ethos of sustainability and community accessibility and participation. It does this through the use of flexible market spaces and an adaptable performance space all housed under a single roof. These spaces adapt and change, to take on a variety of performances and events, to engage all ages and groups of the surrounding area in participation as well as the viewing of performance’s. This circularity also allows it also adapt to changes in programmatic requirements of the design, keeping it relevant to whatever the future throws at it. The design is self sustaining providing all food for the market on site through rooftop, terrace farming that sits on top of this large “disc” like structure as it “crashes” into the ground, blending with the landscape. The design utilises sustainable and natural materials from construction to finishes, creating a design that directs the community to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future, helping foster this in the next generation.