Broomhill Masterplan © Bikem Korkuter, Lisa Rubython, Betty Buckman, Gillian Brown, Devon McCrea, Ainslie Innes, Ya Hu, Eliza Serban, Suyang Xiao

Broomhill Masterplan

Bikem Korkuter, Lisa Rubython, Betty Buckman, Gillian Brown, Devon McCrea, Ainslie Innes, Ya Hu, Eliza Serban, Suyang Xiao

University of Dundee

Project Description

The northern part of the Broomhall estate is rolling arable land speckled with period farmhouses and crisscrossed by mature hedgerows. Nestled between Dunfermline Abbey and the Forth Bridges, there forms a complex series of physical and visual relationships between these three places. Within this special place there is currently a development proposal for 2500 homes. The purpose of our project is explore alternate means to the developer led housing already scattered across most of East Dunfermline. Our primary research centred on density and a subscription to Sir Richard Maccormac’s theories about sustainable verdant communities. This proposal reacts against homogeneity and short-termism, it proposes resilience and community. It provides the infrastructure to establish a dialogue between the built and the landscape. The preponderance of facilities across the entire educational spectrum gives focus to this settlement, allowing its positive influence to spread from local to regional and maybe beyond.