The brief was to design a building to accommodate a wood fired bread oven, cafe space and bunks for overnight stays, while having an appropriate response to the context. The site given, Rivelin Valley is a wooded area with a rich historical past, with the river which runs it’s length once powering water wheels for industries such as forgery and flour mills.
For this project I designed a library which targets the significant proportion of Attercliffe’s population which struggle to access higher skilled employment. The library will become the stepping stone, facilitating the transition from more labour intensive jobs in steelworks, which have declined, to more creative and tertiary sector employment.
Specific, purpose built housing targeting visually impaired people and their families became the main driver behind my housing scheme. Many partially sighted people have to live in retrofitted houses where their disability interrupts daily life and can lead to the feeling of isolation. Through my scheme I aim to bring a sensitive solution by designing the buildings with a greater focus on non visual stimuli. The site location was Heeley, a suburb South of Sheffield city centre.