Returning Nature to the City
Returning Nature to the City
Urban Regeneration in Slovakia
Role: Design Architect
Competition for Private Client

 Preliminary Client brief 
 120,000 sqm gfa residential
 12,000 – 15,00 sqm gfa office
Low to middle end price category
Quality of architecture & spatiallayouts to behigh standard
“Design to incorporate “green” featureswhich enhance both the apartments and public space”
Max 8 storey above ground level
Car parking 1.1 per unit, visitor carparking, office car parking
Energy efficient building technologies
Use of local resources 

Architecture ambition
Západný Sadisa high quality residential environment with active public spaces. With a uniqueproject identity, using simple timeless modern design and attractivelylandscaped open spaces, it appeals to a wide range of residents and users. Thesite concept encourages connectivity to the old town, adjacent uses, and publictransport, thereby encouraging residents to walk or cycle, reducing daily carusage. Inherent in the design is astrong energy concept, future proofing the development for tomorrow’s world.

Simplerepetitive apartment block design, easilyphased for a changing market,maximizing core layout and façade efficiency. Create strong hierarchy of openspace for each resident. Public, semi-private, private. Savemoney on basement construction, to spend on landscaping. Demonstrateoptimum density, and the potential for higher density within one concept.
Design Strategy - Bringing green corridor through site, using blocks to create smaller gardens
Site plan showing landscaping and arrangement of buildings.
Car-parking strategy above ground to reduce costs.
Plan for landscape design in main square
Vision for main square, balance of nature and living
Planning of apartment units.
Section showing car-parking, living, landscaping and retail working together.
Facade strategies to reduce energy requirements.
Detail investigation to reduce energy requirements.
Detail investigation to reduce energy requirements.
Sustainability strategy to recycle and reuse water
Returning Nature to the City
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Returning Nature to the City

Analysis of brief, sketch development, testing concepts, visualization of ideas, collage, 3d modeling, drawing, model, sustainable strategies
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