The Local Centre at Darwin Green Northwest Cambridge is the heart of a new neighborhood. It comprises 120 mixed-tenure apartments, a public library, health centre, community rooms and a parade of
The project is about creating a successful and delightful townscape, of lasting quality. With two major squares, two new streets and a series of residential courtyards, it is rich in a variety of buildings, striking a balance
between unity and diversity, to create a harmonious setting for community life.
The major public buildings on the main square have a strong civic presence whilst the residential components are broken down to give a human scale. All units are generously provided with balconies, promoting indoor / outdoor living and creating richly modelled façades.
A lively street-scape, with human scale
Public and private realms interlock
A new Community; a contemporary Vernacular