Rose Town, Jamaica is a neighbourhood of Kingston, and historically has been torn apart by gang violence. The violence itself has been mostly quelled, however the destruction and area segregation of the town is still evident. The Prince’s Foundation was brought in to create a new neighbourhood centre and regenerate the town itself by renovating existing dwellings and designing new unit types based on a neighbourhood survey of buildings, and of Rose Town’s existing local vernacular house types.These five site specific house plans are flexible, low-cost Carribean house types, and each has a phasing strategy for ease of construction and budget. Each unit employs natural ventilation, natural lighting, hurricane safety strategies and components such as low front walls and gates and open front porches to facilitate interaction between neighbours and encourage a renewed sense of community in this regenerated town.
Completed with The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.