Stora Enso, Haverstock Architects & Eurban - Linden Farm
Project - Linden Farm
Sector - Residential
Technology - CLT
Company - Stora Enso, Haverstock Architects & Eurban
Linden Farm is a supported living development for ten young adults with autism and high support needs, designed to provide tenants with a person-centred home environment that also forms an integral part of the local community..
The principles of inclusive design are embedded into every detail of the project as a key part of the brief was to create a safe, yet homely and nurturing environment for the tenants who have complex sensory needs. A strong objective was to ensure that the development is in no way institutional in feel or aesthetics and this has been achieved with the help of the exposed CLT walls and ceilings that feature widely throughout.
There is a wonderful feeling of calm and wellbeing at Linden Farm. This is partially to do with the location, which is the beautiful Surrey village of Alfold. However, the architecture plays a big part in adding to this sense of calm. The exposed CLT walls, large windows, high ceilings and restrained palate all contribute to the quality of light and feeling of space. The building materials are rich in quality and reflect the local vernacular of brick and treated timber boarding, realised in a contemporary style.