What are the key principles behind designing Atmos?

What are the key principles behind designing Atmos?

By the end of the recent Phase One of consultation on Atmos Totnes we had spoken to and heard the views of 2,500 local people on what should happen on the former Dairy Crest site. Although you might imagine that we would have received such a diverse hotchpotch of ideas that it would be impossible to find any kind of consensus, actually the common thinking came through strongly. At the last round of consultation, those principles were put up for feedback, and, with a few changes, agreed upon. So as the Totnes Community Development Society team get underway with the design work, making this project a reality on the ground, we thought it would be good to post here the principles underpinning their work. Key Issues Sense of arrival High density mixed development – live, work and relax Opportunities for Learning woven into all aspects of live, work and relax on the site Ownership and management is through community enterprise Its financially viable Development is Carbon Neutral both build and end use The project compliments and improves the prosperity of other organisations Its establishes meaningful connections with the historic town Live (Housing) New models of housing: owner occupier, community housing, tied Housing for all ages Housing at costs people can afford No second home owners Opportunities for shared facilities Different sizes, styles and heights Integrated with natural space Creating distinct communities Self-build Inside/outside space Sustainable and low energy/natural materials Innovative Old/new Integrated between age groups Roof gardens, Walkways Work Co-creation community workspace Learning and skills share Contribute to economic relocalisation – local jobs, money recirculating etc. Small scale work...