‘Affordia – deliverable, viable, high-quality, architect-designed, contemporary housing’
Working alongside Studio Egret West and Pod, +3 Architecture have recently been shortlisted to develop a masterplan for a large housing development in South Shields. Trinity South is one of the 5 neighbourhoods that make up the South Shields Riverside Regeneration Masterplan which was published in 2007 and has since been instrumental in establishing the framework for the new BT Headquarters at Harton Staithes and the Green Incubator Building adjacent to Trinity South (both of which have been designed by +3A).
The masterplan will deliver 261 high-quality, contemporary, architect-designed, mixed-tenure houses on a 5.3 hectare site at a density of 47 dwellings/hectare. The working title and vision for the project is ‘Affordia’ – a derivation of the name given to the Stirling Prize-winning housing scheme in Cambridge which established new standards in volume housing. The scheme seeks to create a subtly controlled masterplan allied to a collaborative architectural approach and a range of typologies that deliver natural daylight, fresh air and a sense of private and public space all at high density.
Each architectural practice designed 3 house-types based on a series of interlocking character streets that provided a degree of individuality and cohesion in equal measure. +3 Architecture were responsible for the design of an innovative, eco-house, a flexible live/work unit and a modern interpretation of the traditional Victorian terrace.
Trinity South: South Shields
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