Our world is rapidly changing and adapting, never more relevant than during the current global pandemic. As we consider options to return to public spaces, it is paramount for us to incorporate peoples’ health and wellbeing as ultimate design drivers. This is a critical time and opportunity to integrate our built environment into the power of nature, inducing a sense of calm for people within our buildings. In recent months, our lives have been forced to slow down and many of us have reconnected to community and nature – in our gardens, streetscapes, and homes.
We have reconnected with our own love of life, taken time to pause in the moment, and reconnect ourselves back to nature. Good design can reduce stress, increase cognitive performance, emotion and mood enhancement within us.
As the world population continues to urbanise, these qualities are more important than ever.
The Thanet Free School is a brand-new six-form entry secondary school, with a separate provision for SEN, in the heart of Margate.
The landscape scheme interacts directly with the buildings and the canopy whilst extending into the woodland and the meadow beyond.
A careful choice of natural materials, simple shapes and forms in true “less is more” ethos.
It is this harmony between the internal and external environments within the scheme which really awards the proposal its unique character and charm.
Rotherham town centre, like many in the UK is facing challenges as a consequence of local industry decline and decades of under investment.
A minimal and elegant approach to design aimed at facilitating public life.
The external spaces and landscape will provide a much needed enhancement to the frontage street-scape and offer a visually seamless “green lung” space between the two buildings.
Key ecological areas were identified to ensure that enhancement and safeguarding would result in a well-naturalised waterside setting
Offering site views and pedestrian green links into the Award winning Cator Park and London Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.
Bond Bryan were commissioned to take a luxurious planning-approved, mixed-use and residential scheme through to completion for Berkeley Homes.