This project begins by looking at a site in Edinburgh that is facing demolition and identifying why that is the case and the current forces at play within that community.
The process of conducting a survey of the existing building allows us to analyse which components can be reused or re-purposed in a new scheme. This project attempts to shift the ‘blank-slate’ approach of construction into a more considered circular method. With that in mind, any new materials brought into the site and their material landscapes are carefully considered in terms of sustainability and designed with future deconstruction in mind.
The programme developed, a reinvented marketplace, is meant to be inhabited by the local community and shift and develop as the people and their needs also change. Therefore, the scheme attempts not only to be sustainable but also inclusive and socially engaged.