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City Vizion, Newport

pad has been invited to developed a 'new vision' for phase II of the regeneration of a prominent waterfront site on the eastern bank of the river Usk in Newport city centre. The team developed a framework responding to movement and solar orientation that resulted in a clear urban structure defined by a series of small courtyard blocks. The concept provides a range of attractive public and private spaces providing a variety of functions including semi-private courtyards to accommodate functional elements such as parking and bin storage, and pedestrian only ‘green streets’ between the blocks to provide safe and pleasant communal spaces to sit and play.