Revitalising Chatham - The Pottery Cycle
The cycle of pottery from broken to new is imitated through this scheme: A Ceramic studio that revolves entirely on “reuse and creation”.
Visitors can access workshop spaces for repair and creation that circulate towards the refectory as a celebratory area. The herb garden is harvested and used in the community kitchen to promote healthier eating. The riverfront is ultimately reconnected with additional green spaces and a sensory garden within the building as a break from the industrial forms.
With clay being collected directly from the river Medway and its use of locally grown herbs, the development focuses entirely on community and locality, restoring the cultural identity of Chatham.