Design for alternative to slum upgrading which aims to improve safety and security while keeping density and tight urban grain.
Conceptual idea for slum upgrading that does not necesitate relocation but rather aims to allow a community to retain its land and improve the design of small units. Without the need to plan for the motor car, the street network is based on pedestrian scale. Each scalable unit allows for safe low rise expansion over time and provides higher fire safety levels than other materials.
We were looking for something special and different from the main stream, We didn't want the same cookie cutter approach we had found elsewhere. The team at COLE took us through the design process and delivered far beyond our initial expectations and we could not be more happy with the results.
— Jean Hicks
People comment about the building when they visit, They love the way it fuses the old with the new. I love the way the light comes through the spaces in the morning it does not fail to make me smile
— Chris Stanworth