My Project

My concept is to create a space which can provide non-judgemental care in a safe environment. I want people to feel secure and valued when they enter this facility. Hence, the idea is to create an integrated DCR which not only helps people who are currently using but also supports people who are in recovery. I will provide space for individuals to gain advice

and guidance on a range of issues including employment, housing and childcare. Furthermore, I want to incorporate spaces to learn, relax and reflect to promote wellbeing and a positive relationship with mental health. My concept encourages people to build a community and support one another.

The design of the space is extremely important, as a well designed building shows that people do care and want to help. Contact with nature has proven to be a significant factor in improving wellbeing and thorough research on this, informed my decision to use biophilia as the main focus of my design. The building will become the physical manifestation of the welcoming approach I am taking. By creating a caring atmosphere it reinforces meaningful connections within the building, therefore, helping to reduce the likelihood of relapse. Everything in my design will be centred around providing compassionate care to this specific group of vulnerable people.


To view my full work follow the link to my Ceangal Portfolio.

To view my process follow the links to my various journals.

Core Material Palette

To achieve this concept it is important to establish appropriate materials. This helps to give a sense of the atmosphere, what sounds, textures and colours people will be interacting with and how they will inhabit the spaces. My core materials palette starts to illustrate the type of environment I will create. The use of natural materials links to the idea of biophilia and helps create grounded and calming spaces. Clay render provides texture to help remove the clinical feel of conventional aftercare spaces, while concrete effect tiles ensure a practical and easily maintained floor surface. The way these materials inhabit the space complement and contrast in specific areas, encouraging visitors to explore the different zones at their own pace.

Axonometric Section

This visual shows a diagonal slice through the building to understand the different levels within the space.

Orbital Animation

View of Sauchiehall Street

Elevation showing my facade proposal within the context of Sauchiehall Street.

Consumption Booth

Here visitors can consume drugs in a safe environment whilst being monitored by staff.

Booth Components

This exploded view shows all the components that make up the consumption booths.

Contemplation Space

A space to reflect and meditate. The materiality and lighting create a tranquil atmosphere to encourage visitors to be with their own thoughts.

Cooking Workshop

The facility provides a variety of workshops to help build connections, community and skills in order to reintegrate visitors back into mainstream society. These spaces are for people who are taking part in recovery programmes.


Here visitors who have used the safe consumption spaces can relax, interact and find support to help them feel safe after consuming the drug of their choice.


The former branch of British Home Stores (BHS), on the corner of Sauchiehall, Renfield and Bath Street is my chosen location for my integrated safe consumption site proposal.

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan