Spa Street Triangle:

Placemaking Through Policy

My final semester thesis project focused on a small area adjacent to Woolmanhill Hospital but at it’s heart is a much more universal strategy. That represents an
alternative approach to urbanism that can work on the small scale allowing existing communities agency in changes.

This is achieved through a zoning change, making this area city centre, allowing the ground floors of the existing tenements to become mixed use, and a policy decision of allowing the ground floor properties to take up the shared garden space, in exchange providing outdoor space back to the upper floors in the form of balconies or winter gardens.

This is then anchored by the creation of a gallery, part of a wider strategy to create a cultural quarter, that can act as a community hub.