Framework Community offers an opportunity to create a unique expandable housing model that can be deployed within any existing space using simple construction systems which can be assembled quickly and efficiently with minimal experience.
This scheme aims to go further than just providing shelter for the migrant workforce and also looks to create links between the workers and the local community to improve relationships between the two groups that may have historically found themselves at odds. By introducing public services which are made available to the local community as well as the tenants of the scheme, the proposal gains value for all parties, this prevents the scheme from becoming ghettoised and reducing any further ostracisation of the workforce.
The Framework Community can offer facilities for libraries, workspaces, pop up cafés and even events spaces. Not only acting as a catalyst for integration but also generating income for the scheme to aid in its development and help to support its tenants. Within this adaptable and inclusive environment migrant workers can find stability and support so that they are able to find legal work that is safe.
There is even potential for connections to be made between the Framework Community and other stakeholders in the workers development such as the Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority to ensure that all parties are able to benefit from the proposal ensuring workers are able to positively contribute to the local workforce.
A simple cube design allows for a clip together scheme. A single cube can offer workspace, accommodation or catering facilities and the clip together nature allows for the potential growth of the scheme as its requirements evolve over time.
Privacy between cubes is provided through the use of insulated foil curtains. The material which is hung from an Aluminium Frame offers thermal insulation, acoustic absorption and also easy repair and maintenance as curtains can be quickly removed for washing or replaced.
The loose fit nature of the proposal allows for flexibility in the design. The scheme is ableto develop gradually over time expanding and contracting with the level of occupation. Break out spaces and communal areas are formed naturally through occupancy and the fluidity of the space gives the tenants a sense of freedom within the space to create a place that they can define as their own.