U-Sunshine

A residential and commercial building with a community garden at its heart.

The orientation of this residential and commercial building is driven by the need to provide sunshine to the extensive community garden at the heart of the complex. The community garden is open to the public during the day to wander along paths designed to create solar-oriented garden beds. The garden is secured at night, but residents have 24hr access to it and to the rooftop gardens. In addition to food, the site produces energy through solar panels and a biomass system, and also harvests rainwater.

Designer

Ahmed Iwaz Hamdy

Domain

Architecture

Studio

Duckbuild Thesis Studio

Studio Leader

Simon Cookes