Scheme for a student residential development comprising 490 study bedrooms, gymnasium, café and laundry on a steeply sloping site. Our approach to the design was to work with the existing topography of the site, utilising the existing terraces, and creating a strong linear access in the form of a street which terminates in a feature square. The street and square provide an opportunity for students to meet and interact and create a sense of enclosure, belonging and neighbourhood.
The student rooms are arranged in 8 person cluster flats in paired pavilions set along a street to encourage social interaction and community. The scale and mass of the blocks respects the grain and density of the surroundings.