Commonwealth Games Village

The 2014 games presented a fantastic opportunity to design an exemplar urban village. Our approach was to challenge how creating a mid-urban environment is approached by focusing on place making, density and variety. We reacted to the unique aspects of each part of the site in relation to the existing urban fabric and the great opportunity the river frontage offered.

Splitting the site into identifiable compact human scale realms created complexity and a rich grain that focuses on a sequence of spaces clearly defined by built form. These spaces have the qualities and intimacy of organically grown towns and a positive and distinctive sense of place without compromising privacy.

Client: Gladedale

Location: Glasgow

Status: Competition

Year: 2009