The Bridgewater masterplan in London for the LLDC creates a new riverside residential community of 575 homes where waterfront homes and apartments are knitted into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The brief called for a mixed-tenure neighbourhood of zero carbon homes at high densities. We applied our research on solar orientation and created triangular courtyards following the shape of the site, that minimise E/W facing elevations and overheating risk. Placing 3 storey town houses to the south maximised daylight to courtyards. A mix of heights and unit types provides a variety of homes. This is a virtually car free scheme, its proximity to a major transport interchange enabled us to prioritise pedestrians and weave play spaces throughout for variety of different age groups.
Design Principal leading Bridgewater project on behalf of the LLDC