Mixed use waterfront scheme
FLACQ was short-listed, from 137 entrants, for an RIBA international open competition to advance designs for a canalside mixed use development in the heart of Walsall. The peninsula scheme, on the junction of two canal branches, exploits its position at the western end of a wider masterplan and forms a foil to the new Walsall Art Gallery.
A proposed hotel and commercial building are prominent on the busier roadside with a residential block and cultural building on the waterside frontages. The idea of semi public spaces cut into the buildings is tested and a stepped form expresses the notion of a carved urban block opening up to the water.
In collaboration with Featherstone Associates