ShrubHub is a community workspace in the heart of Leith which was designed in response to the revaluation of the workplace due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
This project was motivated by my interest in the science behind how the built environment impacts people's health, wellbeing and behaviour. The research stages of this project involved an in-depth investigation into the theory behind this. Biophilia, environmental psychology, human-centred and evidence-based design were central to informing the design process.
The main objective of this project was to create a nourishing working environment that could help to rebuild a community after a year of social isolation due to the pandemic. It was also vital that this environment was designed in a way that could adapt to changing restrictions, allowing the community to be maintained during the everchanging course of this pandemic.