Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Village Memorial Hall in Freshford, UK by Hewitt Studios LLP
October 18th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP
Hewitt Studios recently won an invited competition to redesign the Freshford Village Memorial Hall, near Bath. Their vision was to provide a welcoming and attractive multipurpose focus for local community activity, complementing its outstanding rural setting.
The final proposal was developed as a result of an extensive community consultation exercise where locals were invited to contribute their thoughts over the course of three, monthly, workshop sessions.
The new Hall provides identifies a complimentary and sustainable set of uses (such as multi-purpose hall, gym, business centre, nursery and kitchen), underwriting a realistic long term business plan. An eco-friendly approach is followed, minimising impact on the immediate and wider environments, through consideration of materials, transport, energy, etc.
On completion (anticipated 2015) Freshford Village Memorial Hall will be a special facility born of a special place and should provide an exemplar model for future community hall projects – a uniquely accessible, flexible and (in every sense of the word) sustainable space that makes the most of its wonderful surroundings – offering an exceptional experience to all its users.
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