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Dunston Staiths

Currently in for planning, the proposed scheme seeks to create a dynamic and intriguing gateway to the pedestrian and bicycle route linking areas rich in local history and natural significance. With an eye on sustainability, the repurpose of material with high embodied energy (ie. the steel of shipping containers) seeks to minimise the amount of ‘new’ building elements needed. Proportionally, it is a small development on it’s site and retains an element of public car-parking that has been long-established in a non-official capacity for many years.

Architecturally, the scheme looks to illustrate a new non-linear way of looking at building with shipping containers, creating a building that is grounded in it’s location, but with elements of playfulness and permeability. 



Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust