Heather Woof

From Connections to Interactions

Located in North Liverpool along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, the scheme proposes 50 dwellings for an ageing population, with 3 different levels of provision. This is currently a live project for the client SAFE, a community-based non-profit organization, and our scheme will sit in the heart of EWA’s master plan.

Sectional Perspective of apartments
Sectional Perspective of apartments

The aim of the project is to take connections on three different scales; micro, macro, and city, and to create interactions with people.
For the micro scale, a block consists of five separate dwellings in order for the residents to form relationships more easily. On the macro scale of the site, there are community allotments, chicken coops, and a café/shop where the SAFE community can grow and sell products made on site. The community allotments form a garden beside the registered care unit which creates safe circular routes that flow around the site. This means the elderly registered care residents can meander freely, which creates a more calming and pleasant environment.

Axonometric of masterplan
Axonometric of masterplan

The scheme proposes Sunday pop-up markets, where people along the Leeds-Liverpool canal can sell their produce. This, therefore, creates interactions with other communities further afield.