CLIMATE INNOVATION DISTRICT, LEEDS
The proposals for the Climate Innovation District transform a derelIct former industrial site into a new publicly accessible neighbourhood on the edge of the city centre in Leeds. 204 new houses and apartments are proposed alongside commercial units and office space arranged throughout the site to encourage permeability. The aim is to provide family housing with a strong emphasis on communal living and as such fenced in private gardens are disposed of in favour of private terraces looking out onto landscaped gardens.
The public landscape is kept car free by concealing parking beneath a new sculpted landscape providing spaces of varying qualities and functions between buildings. Space for a new public park is created by stacking units into a small tower, also providing a beacon for the development along the riverside.