Marple is a historic town in the Stockport Council region. It has a rich history and the residents are proud of their home, but it is missing that defining centre piece which really captures the sense of place. It has been determined the missing piece is a new community hub which will be built in the middle of the Marple Memorial Park. Our collaborator is hoping that this project will be a catalyst and create a 'ripple effect' for further development in Marple. The design should be modern and striking as the site has many opportunities for a building of this scale; stunning views over the hill, surrounded by greenery and adjacent to a canal, banked with listed housing. Whilst care and consideration should be taken for the site, students should feel they have the freedom to engulf anything worth demolishing and attempt to incorporate the uses into their scheme. The core brief is to design a new community hub (containing a pool, gym, spa etc.) with the additional options for a library and anything else that you feel would benefit Marple. This project will involve all of the fundamentals of architecture; building design, urban design, landscape design and so is an amazing opportunity for a holistic learning experience.
Kefei Q / Dilan V / Juliet Sara T / Xiaoxuan Z / Keyan L / Jack R