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Green Incubator / Plus Three Architecture

Green Incubator / Plus Three Architecture
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Architects: Plus Three Architecture Location: South Shields, UK Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Steve Mayes, Available Light Photographic Studios

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Project Area: 3,085 sqm Structural Engineer: Capita Symonds Services Engineer: RPS Gregory Ecologist: E3 Ecology

One Trinity Green is a new, high-tech business centre for SMEs in the renewables sector. Forming Phase 1 of the Trinity South development in South Shields, the scheme redevelops and regenerates a brownfield site formerly occupied by an electronics factory which was one of the major employers in the town.

The building is conceived as 3 contemporary, flexible, ‘Victorian’ warehouses each with a distinctive character but bound together by a singular ribbon of elevation and a range of shared social spaces. An elevated roof garden provides further amenity and further differentiates One Trinity Green from other similar ‘incubator’ developments.

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Each ‘warehouse’ benefits from exposed structure (for passive cooling), opening windows and a central winter garden (to aid cross ventilation) and a robust palette of materials (to minimise damage during tenant churn).

© Steve Mayes

The design concept seeks to address the social issues of multi-occupancy buildings by creating a clustered arrangement of studios and hybrid units and through the celebration of circulation space as a social amenity and interaction space.

© Steve Mayes

Completed in May 2012, One Trinity Green is one of the first in the region to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating through a combination of simple, passive environmental techniques allied to a large array of roof-mounted, photovoltaic panels. The pre-construction BREEAM score was measured at 87.7%.

© Steve Mayes

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Cite: Jonathan Alarcon. "Green Incubator / Plus Three Architecture " 22 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/265303/green-incubator-plus-three-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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