The facade works as a rain collector through the kinetic canopy that opens via sensors to protect the users from the rain when they are using the Fitness/Energy Trail. This allows the rain to be collected and transferred through the embedded pipes in the facade to reach the soil in the plant box to plant trees.
The design is meant to increase common shared resources at an urban scale (energy production, use of shared spaces and tools, easily adjusted functions for the buildings within, etc). That recognises the production-consumption loop and enables small-scale production to remain active. The newly designed industrial area enables the combination of spaces that are not usually combined (loud and quiet, dirty and clean, small and large, productive and chilling). This improves the possibility of higher density users of the land use by attracting them to the area. The higher density and diversity with the new mobility routes are structured within public spaces and green scapes that create an attractive urban quality within the area and the surrounding living areas, complementing the quality of it by being alive day and night. This joins the unjoinable by introducing the new industrial area as a town connector to the airport and a buffer zone between the extension of Gatwick airport and Crawley.
The interior shot shows the visual continuity and relation between the exterior and interior. Showing an extroverted-introverted experience where the users can interact with what’s within from the outside, giving a sense of belonging to the place.