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RIBA East Great British Buildings Talks and Tours: Marmalade Lane

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Marmalade Lane

Orchard Park

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CB4 2ZE

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Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA Award winning building from the architect who designed it.

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Mole Architects are giving a tour of Marmalade Lane, the first co-housing community in Cambridge.

Offering a challenge to the original development masterplan, which was based on courtyard blocks with parking in the centre, the competition-winning layout of Marmalade Lane introduced an additional pedestrian street into this Cambridge housing scheme.

Another successful manipulation of the original masterplan has been to place parking on the perimeter of the plot, rather than in the communal centre. This has liberated the central areas for more shared community space and green spaces. Housing and communal facilities (the Common House) are able to face into these well-landscaped spaces, and they provide a convincing heart to the new community.

Containing subtle and sophisticated outdoor space in every grade from private to public, the street is where children are able to play under the gentle gaze of parents and neighbours. This element is an impressive display of shared living that has become a symbol of the cohousing project.

Marmalade Lane offers many pointers to enlightened housing projects in the future.

This scheme has won a RIBA Regional Award.

Thursday 26 September 2019 5.15pm – 6.30pm


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