Our entry was placed second in this Manchester ideas competition looking at innovative approaches to sustainable urban community and was organised for Co-operative Financial Services by INREB (Integration of New and Renewable Energy in Buildings) and URBED (Urban and Economic Development Group) for a compact brownfield site on the edge of Manchester city centre.
In response to the challenge of climate change, we proposed an ‘urban condenser’, with a mix of uses provided vertically through one built form, with neighbouring open spaces linked through horizontal green corridors. A hierarchy of green spaces, including roof gardens, enabled residents to lead greener urban lifestyles by growing their own food to reduce CO2 from food miles and promoting co-operative lifestyles. Passive design measures were supported by a sustainable energy strategy to achieve significant reductions in the community’s ecological footprint.
competition - finalist - second prize - with Levitt Bernstein Associates, Piercy Connor, Whitby Bird