Ashford’s urban development it would seem, has been led by traffic engineers, whose sole ambition is to allow traffic to flow as quickly and efficiently as possible at the expense of all other qualities such as public urban life.
The proposals set out to create a new layer within the urban network, one that empowers spatial connectivity and programmatic diversity. It negotiates a new urban route, which reconfigures existing conditions, imagining new sub centres for Ashford’s currently isolated residential communities. ‘Re-Stitch Ashford’ works to leverage the existing and, where necessary, removes the old to make way for the new, creating a more digestible, harmonious and connected experience of the urban environment.
Date: September 2019
Client: Ashford Council
Location: Ashford, Kent