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.
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.
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.