One of the key challenges for high-rise design is how to create a sense of community and broaden the appeal of a building in order to sustain demand.

Too often, residents and employees might only use a lobby space and lifts as they travel to their office or apartment, unless they feel other parts of the building encourage them to spend time together and interact. So, how can that dynamic change?


The High Life

Michael Swiszczowski, space planner for Architects Chapman Tailor has this insight: “Providing communal facilities such as lounges, gyms and sky terraces, grouping mini-communities of similar apartment types and personalising circulation space can reduce segregation.”

Reducing segregation has a clear appeal, particularly for working environments that look to foster creative interactions. If you are transforming a space, then the key is to recruit the right kind of specialist skills.

Looking Up

Valley Provincial has many years of experience creating roof terraces and gardens, no matter the scale of a project’s ambitions. We underpin all of the landscaping commissions completed in 2020 by a thorough, in-depth approach.  This involves immersing ourselves in a brief from the outset. Drawing on our knowledge, we will set out recommendations for change where we know it will save time, reducing costs and ultimately adding value. It’s our way of bringing the joy of the high life to everyone. Not just to employees but to those making the roof terraces and gardens development decisions too.

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