Urban Eco Settlement Low Road Primary SchoolThe context is to re-establish the cities inner brown- Low Road primary School was a design based project for Ground-ﬁeld area that has been abandoned. Re-development of work in Leeds; Project was design under consultation with thethe 36 hectare brownﬁeld site into a urban eco settlement, Head teacher of the school with a limited budget available. City in the Park Alwoodley primary school Wild GardenAt The heart of the proposal for the Leeds South Bank is the de-velopment for the new City Centre Park of Leeds. The proposaland Consultation with Leeds City Council to design a park is a piv- Construction photos are from the professional consultaion, de-otal piece in the future development in this part of the City Centre. sign and build project for Allwoodley School, working with BTCV and contractors for build and supply of materials for the project. Wakeﬁelds Riverside Connection Garden design, Sketches and Cad PlansUrban context of this plan is to look at the possibilities for re-devel-opment of the docks and increase Wakeﬁeld. Connecting up the Garden design plans form clients and concept ideas, Sketch-Kirkgate listed Victorian train station, and to re-establish a clear deﬁned route to es used for teaching drawing, Autocad plans designed forthe city centres shopping and social zone and the proposed dock development. verious concepts and 3D concept designs for projects. Green Spaces ConnectionsLittlewood house is a community separated from the Leeds city centre andGreat George Street by a small un-inviting bridge. The community lacksa modern transport system to connect the city and outer communities.
Cross Green Future Living SITE CONTEXT • Site in disused and industry has come to a stop in this area. • The site area is contaminated from the industry’s history. • Railway is redundant and un-used. • Lower areas of the site are prone to low level ﬂooding. • The Site is 36 hectares chosen for the design requires 1800 homes of sustainable quality and self- sufﬁciency to be built.
Landscape Vision Hydro energy production Wind energy production
Living with nature in the developmentGreen corridor link through the city through major lines
Sustainable energy resourceConnectivity to the city, via economic transport andgreen links.
FLOOD STRATEGYPLANNING FOR THE LOWER AIRE VALLEY CURRENT PLAN CENTRAL WEIR REMOVE WETLAND, RAIN STORAGE AND LAKE CREATED
New design principles to considerwill be:A. Amelioration for ﬂooding.B. Building and Construction of new en-ergy efﬁcient home and materials,C. Create an alternative place to livewith a full range of family needs.D. Develop a place with a progressiveenvironment that focuses on ecologicalE. Encouraging the development of thearea to work and adapt to future ﬂoodingF. Focus on the increasing the develop-ment of the area and connecting to thecityG.Greenbelt protection for the City bybuilding on brownﬁeld areasH. Habitat increase for the planned ar-easI. Independent power and energy for thesite
PARK VISION- A City in the Park VISION IN BRIEF: * A City in the Park is the idea of living in a park, rather than living in a city with parks as “To transform the South Bank of Leeds City Centre into a rare spots. distinctive, vibrant, well connected and sustainable busi- ness and residential community which has at its heart a * Living in a park also means the possibility to experience the park all day, all year around. new City Centre Park.” We want the people living in the new area to be able to do this, and to be proud of their South Bank Planning Statement, p16 home. * With restaurants, nature, cafes, cinema, edu- cation, ofﬁces gardens, waterfront and much more, people from all over will be attracted to the area. I OUR VISION: “To transform the South Bank of Leeds City Centre into a distinctive, vibrant, well connected and sustainable busi- ness and residential community within a new City Centre Park.” THE VISION IN NUMBERS Brief Our Vision 35% GREEN AREA 65 % DEVELOPMENTS 20% GREEN AREA = 3.7 hectares of development area 80 % DEVELOPMENTS = 5.5 hectares of development area + 1 ﬂoor = 4.2 hectares of total ﬂoor area + 2 ﬂoor = 4.7 hectares of total ﬂoor area + 3 ﬂoor = 5.2 hectares of total ﬂoor area
PARK PRINCIPLE - A Patchwork LANDSCAPE A patchwork of ﬁelds HISTORY The textile industry and the breweriesPATCHWORK SHAPE PEOPLE The People of Leeds , students, elderly, children and families should feel that the park is theirs, and experience a sense of ownership.The shape of the park is a representation of a patchwork, and also of the Yorkshire land-scape with its patches of land. A City Park is complex, with many functions, meaningsand features. The patchwork concept allows all the individual characters of the park to NATURE AND PRODUCTION Biodiversity and food productionfunction on their own, but also brings them together and creates a whole. Each part has will be part of the park with natural landscapeits own content and meaning and represents an ingredient of what the park will contain. CONNECTION The park should connect to its surroundings and be easy to access. LIVING We will have to adapt to a new way of living that does not tear on the environment. TRAVEL The super tram, cycling and walking should be the main ways of transportation. PATCHWORK CONTENT
• The initial concept for the green space of Leeds was to create a design thatwas laid out to the clients brief.• This project required an improvement on the design and to increase the greenspace and park area.• The design also required the number of developments to be matched or in-creased but to keep within the original context of the brief.
CONNECTIONS Minor routes Major routes ZONING AND SPACESTOOL FOR THE PROCESS Semi private areas Public squares A SECTION Character areas Julia Aberg, Fatma Al Hammadi, Rihan Benomran, Richard Kidger