The Urban Food Exchange- Images

WEST ELEVATION

The scheme's undulating roof parallels the Lock's stepped form.

SOUTH ELEVATION

The residential House has its own distinct entrance to allow for changing use and flexibilty.

HOUSE CROSS SECTION

CROSS SECTION THROUGH HUB

Market day- showing the multipurpose assembly space as a cultural hub.

NORTH ELEVATION FACADE STUDIES- SUMMER & WINTER

The north facade's large, pivoting doorways can be opened to expand the assembly area, allowing for maximum flexibility of space. The doors can also be closed to retain heat and maintain the boundary between internal and external. Thus, a changing facade condition ephasises movement and the scheme's flexibility.

HUB LONG SECTION

The varying roof heights and floor levels mimic the water's movement through Maryhill Locks.

DETAIL SECTION

GARDEN WITH ROOF CANOPY- RAINING

The undulating roof canopy angles towards a central point in the garden space, where rainwater is harvested and used within the scheme. A transitional growing space between hub and house closely ties the scheme to the process of growing produce.

ROOF GARDEN

A private roof garden accessible to House residents creates a relaxing social space, with views across the locks. This emphasises parallels between the scheme and the locks, further expressing a connection to landscape.

KITCHEN AND PRODUCTION

The kitchen is closely connected to the production space, with views directly into the lower production and ground floor sorting spaces. This emphasises the linear journey of produce from seed to mouth, and connects the visitors directly to the process.

ENTRANCE AND ASSEMBLY

This multipurpose space acts as the main communal area for the hub, with strong connections to the external landscape through the pivoting doorways.

VIEW FROM ACROSS LOCKS

The scheme in context, expressing the themes of energy, landscape and culture.