Malmo Quay, Newcastle, Mix-use development
A mixed use, community-centric scheme that is part of the regeneration of the Ouseburn Valley, an emerging new residential and cultural quarter in Newcastle. The project is a collaboration of three architectural practices that initially won the commission in separate competitions. A series of collaborative workshops enabled a coherent project strategy to emerge, integrating buildings within a new public realm and the wider Ouseburn context. Creating a brand new typology for riverside living, the scheme mixes 70 residential units and 1500 sqm of work and retail units with existing found community uses.
The development is conceived as the front door to the Ouseburn Valley community. Capturing the character of the area through framed views, sloping green roofs and reinterpretation of vernacular forms and materials.