Samson Taylor (He/Him)
Urban Food Exchange – Maryhill Locks
This project aimed to explore the relationship between a possible Urban Food Exchange, The Forth and Clyde Canal and the surrounding communities. Creating a Building which connected two distinct levels of the site, to the north and the south, while creating a functional alternative to the existing forth and clyde canal path was a key aim throughout the duration of the project. This led to a split over two levels, with the ‘HOUSE’ creating a direct connection with the overlooking high rise flats, and the ‘HUB’ providing a link to the public footpath and Maryhill Locks. This allows the building to function seamlessly as a production space, commercial sized kitchen and multifuntional assembly room in the HUB, and as a series of residential rooms, a domestic sized kitchen and spaces to relax and learn in the HOUSE.
Using predominantly natural materials where possible adds to the sustainability credentials of the building while guaranteeing a comfortable and healthy environment for the users.