New urban village at Coed Darcy, South Wales
Coed Darcy is the largest brownfield redevelopment of its kind in Europe, located on a disused oil refinery site in Wales. The urban village is a phased development of 4000 homes with employment areas and open space covering 1,300 acres. ADAM Architecture has prepared the details of Area One within the approved Masterplan. The neighbourhood is divided into six character areas, each of which uses the contextual history of the area to create a sense of place and identity. Buildings reflect vernacular forms and use traditional local materials, with focal buildings at key locations. Stepped routes provide pedestrian links through the site, between groups of houses arranged along the naturally sloping topography. Accommodation ranges from smaller houses, apartments, villas and formal terraces around open communal spaces.
Area One designed by Robert Adam