The Ramp Entrance - public access directly to the market, restaurant, garden spaces, and new public park - Fiona Wylie
The site rests on a plinth that is 3.5m above the main street level, and has an existing ramped entrance. To continue the pedestrian walkway in Tradeston's proposed new masterplan, people can directly access the market and gardens without having to go through the whole building. To promote more exterior access, as the site ramps up, so does the building, with a nature path. The nature path wraps around the building, providing direct access from that side of the building to the restaurant, the market seating, the growing areas, and the main greenhouse, all while continuing a green journey to experience the building and create views over the historical wall to the rest of Glasgow.
The Garden Approach - Fiona Wylie
The exterior view of the south side of the building, among the community gardening plots and the courtyard. Alongside the greenhouses, a secondary facade of algae growing panels are on the south side of the building to help generate renewable energy in the form of biomass, which then feeds back into an anaerobic digestor to create energy for the building.
Site Usage Plan - Fiona Wylie
Due to the site's unique placement and size, it is ideal for not only indoor vertical farming, but also allows for exterior agriculture, community gardens, and public spaces to bring more open green space to Tradeston.