Darwin Green

The Local Centre at Darwin Green Northwest Cambridge is the heart of a new neighborhood. It comprises 120 mixed-tenure apartments, a public library, health centre, community rooms and a parade of


The project is about creating a successful and delightful townscape, of lasting quality. With two major squares, two new streets and a series of residential courtyards, it is rich in a variety of buildings, striking a balance

between unity and diversity, to create a harmonious setting for community life.

The major public buildings on the main square have a strong civic presence whilst the residential components are broken down to give a human scale. All units are generously provided with balconies, promoting indoor / outdoor living and creating richly modelled façades.

A lively street-scape, with human scale

Public and private realms interlock

A new Community; a contemporary Vernacular

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