The UFEx is a food exchange through which fresh vegetables and food are prepared and shared with local communities. Maryhill Locks is the chosen site for the project, as the canal links numerous communities in the North of Glasgow. Created to house Maryhill’s ageing population, the space is completely accessible and provides residents with retirement housing, as well as opportunities for post-retirement employment. Large domes inside the building, some solid and some void, create working spaces on the ground floor and act as viewing platforms on the first floor. The form work used to create the solid domes are reused as functioning structures throughout the external landscape surrounding the building, exhibiting a journey of recycling as a result of the building process.