Project description

My final design project of my undergraduate degree was a part of Ian Scott’s and Mark Bingham’s Unit 5 Studio ‘The Care home of the Future’. The project sought to reframe the position of the care home in our local communities and society as a whole. Instead our project aimed to place the care home at the centre of the community. The master planning and greater landscape strategy was designed in collaboration with my studio partner Myrto Efthymiadi.

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Community Hub | Design Concept

At the north entrance of the site we located a new community Hub, the majority of the community facilities are currently located in the northern, historic town centre of Mussleburgh. This has left the residents of the south of the town with more than 25 minutes’ walk from community facilities. The new community hub is particularly important given that the adjacent community such as Stoneybank have a high density of residents over 65 years old. The new community hub also includes a community theatre and is connected to a block of student housing. The community hub structure emulates the traditional barn architype as the land the site is on has historically been agricultural. The community hub aims to be thriving and engaging intergenerational space where both young and senior citizens from the local community can come together and inhabit the building through education, leisure and generate community spirit. The program of the community hub endeavors to invigorate the site and challenge the orthodoxies of how we believe an older life can and should be lived and placing gerontological affordance at the heart of civic buildings.

The Care Home of the Future: Community Hub | Axonometric
Structural Exploded Axonometric
Structural Exploded Axonometric
1:200 Ground Floor Plan
1:200 Ground Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan Scale 1:100
1st Floor Plan Scale 1:100
1:50 Section A-A | Technical Section
1:50 Section A-A | Technical Section
1:5 Technical Detail | Foundation to Wall
1:5 Technical Detail | Foundation to Wall
1:5 Technical Detail | Wall and 1st Floor Junction
1:5 Technical Detail | Wall and 1st Floor Junction
1:5 Technical Detail | Wall and Roof
1:5 Technical Detail | Wall and Roof
Skills & Experience
  • Part 1 Assistant | LBGO Architekten | Munich | Feb 2020 - August 2020
  • Rhino
  • CAD
  • Hand Sketching
  • Model Making
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketchup
  • InDesign
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