Watchet Foundry in Somerset

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Watchet Foundry in Somerset

Onion Collective CIC Project: Contemporary Architecture South West England – design by Invisible Studio Architects

1 Dec 2016

Watchet Foundry Somerset

Watchet Foundry, Somerset

Design: Invisible Studio, Architects

Location: Watchet, Somerset, England, UK

Watchet Foundry in Somerset

A cultural regeneration project for Watchet in Somerset, instigated by the Onion Collective CIC.

Watchet Foundry in Somerset

This proposal aims to fit within a wider regeneration strategy for Watchet which ultimately will consist of four separate projects.

Watchet Foundry in Somerset

The initial scheme focuses on providing new communal facilities on the East Quay comprising a Makerspace, Hackspace, Workspace, Studios, Gallery, reconfigured ‘Contains Art’ which currently exists on the site, a Cafe and a series of accommodation pods in a lookout tower.

Watchet Foundry in Somerset

A desire to provide a new successful piece of public realm is key to the scheme. The main new building is conceived as a piece of occupied landscape, which can be walked on, and provides a series of new access points into the site from the coastal paths.

Watchet Foundry in Somerset

Watchet Foundry Somerset, Architecture, Building images / information courtesy Piers Taylor’s Invisible Studio

Watchet Foundry


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Architecture in Somerset

Somerset Architecture

Dundon Passivhaus, Compton Dundon
Architect: Prewett Bizley Architects
Dundon Passivhaus
image from architects

Dundon Passivhaus in Somerset
2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

RIBA South West Awards Winners in 2016
Regional Award-winning buildings in Somerset:

Blackrock Quarry Training Centre, Portishead, Somerset:
Blackrock Quarry Training Centre
photograph : Simon Kennedy

RIBA South West Awards in 2016

Castle Green Bridge, Taunton
Design: Moxon Architects
Castle Green Bridge Taunton
photo : Simon Kennedy

Castle Green Bridge

Fortescue Fields, Norton St Philip
Design: ADAM Architecture
Fortescue Fields Norton St Philip Property
image : ADAM Architecture

Fortescue Fields Buildings




The Exbury Egg, New Forest by PAD Studio
Exbury Egg

Royal William Yard Staircase, Plymouth by Gillespie Yunnie Architects
Royal William Yard Staircase

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

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