Regent Square & St. Mary’s Plaza is a mixed community development within the university zone of king’s street 15-minute city. The development incorporates health, education and social functions that neighbour a newly renovated church (now a gallery and café that opens onto a plaza (St. Mary’s Plaza) connecting the university to the site). These functions are formed around a large courtyard and placed within an undulating timbers screen.
Within the screen, openings are strategically placed to provide links to the university of Aberdeen, King Street and Aberdeen Aquatics centre. This development aims to provide a central point that can serve both university students and general public in and around the Seaton Area.
Thresholds act as the spatial component of the built environment, helping to ‘knit’ the fabric of a landscape together with its surroundings as well as providing for subtle complex transitions between different spaces. The work within the two volumes below, along with the board itself aim to a highlight threshold in general and the several that exists within my project.