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This proposal for a community workspace is a big shed-like brick building that draws on the found urbanism and local vernacular of post-industrial Sheffield.
Its spaces have the capacity to facilitate a range of programmes, acting as both a civic and industrial building to serve the local economy and community of the city.
Sociable landscapes are provided throughout the building to assign agency to the users to adapt the spaces over time. Its generous open spaces stand as an alternative model for urbanism in Sheffield and a prototype for how buildings can be designed flexibly to anticipate ever-changing lifestyles and demands for space.
The building is constructed out of readily available building materials. The hybrid timber and concrete construction with facing brickwork is simple and lean, reflecting the resourcefulness of the industrial activities it supports; complexity and richness arises from the playful way its spaces are organised and building elements arranged.
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