Submitted for the RIBA South West Imagine Bath Competition, an open ideas contest for creative and interesting ideas for the future of the Georgian city of Bath, to be put forward in front of the key local decision makers and publicly exhibited.
The proposal was developed in response to community driven regeneration schemes within the UK which enhance and promote creative live/work spaces. ‘Newark Common’ houses studios, workshops, artist residences and a contemporary gallery space. Within Bath this would provide necessary support to local artists and aspiring students. Creative entrepreneurs can also capitalise from the office spaces and pop-up pavilion structures and stalls.
The refurbishment of the original Stothert + Pitt crane site’s listed buildings, provides a backdrop of important cultural history, whilst reigniting into use derelict industrial buildings. A proposed new building is situated within a large open area on the site, which integrates a micro-brewery (for local ale), and an organic food hall, to create an exciting and dynamic cultural heart of Bath to be enjoyed by all.
An additional visitor destination point will also be created by the proposal, connected to the city with a new bridge from the north side of the River Avon, to create an essential pedestrian and cycle link to the centre.
The exhibition of all entries is held at The Vaults, Bath, from Friday 20th March.
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