Proposed Eco Village, West Midlands
This scheme integrates landscape, buildings and energy generation in a single, low impact seamless whole that will be an asset to an existing fragmented village, giving the area the focus and amenities it needs. 74 dwellings are proposed together with a community hall, shop, cafe, live/work and commercial units set within an extensive public realm that includes a village green, and all served by a district biomass CHP plant. The buildings make extensive use of grass roofs which at times sweep down to the ground to become the landscape or public realm features, creating an environment that is a pleasure to be in. The houses make use of natural materials and local brick to further integrate the development into its surroundings.