We currently have a housing shortage and we need to look at new ways in making the best use of the space we have - this crisis affects all parts of the housing system. More and more people want to stay in cities which means that housing needs to become denser.

My project will incorporate housing and commercial - which will have a range of shops, cafes and offices. The housing will be of varying sizes and range from affordable housing to more expensive homes for professionals. The urban frame will reinforce the new edge that has been created in the new overall masterplan of the beachfront. One of the main purposes of the scheme is to embrace the community feel and help engage people with each other and the surrounding environment. The site is located on the beachfront and beside the River Don which also includes a nature reserve which the development over looks.

The scheme incorporates the following points;

- a void that creates a courtyard style garden, deck access with social spaces  provides access to each apartment

- a strong boulevard that will bring people together and create a real identity for the area, all these aspects should bring people together and create a strong community.

River Don Development | Sam Kerr

River Don Development

Sam Kerr

We currently have a housing shortage and we need to look at new ways in making the best use of the space we have - this crisis affects all parts of the housing system. More and more people want to stay in cities which means that housing needs to become denser.

My project will incorporate housing and commercial - which will have a range of shops, cafes and offices. The housing will be of varying sizes and range from affordable housing to more expensive homes for professionals. The urban frame will reinforce the new edge that has been created in the new overall masterplan of the beachfront. One of the main purposes of the scheme is to embrace the community feel and help engage people with each other and the surrounding environment. The site is located on the beachfront and beside the river Don which also includes a nature reserve which the development over looks.

The scheme incorporates the following points; a void that creates a courtyard style garden, deck access with social spaces  provides access to each apartment, secondly there is a strong boulevard that will bring people together and create a real identity for the area, all these aspects should bring people together and create a strong community.