Reimagining the Warwick Mill ¬ęThreads of the Past, Weaving a Sustainable Future¬Ľ

With a focus on retrofitting the building performance and attempting to showcase the tough historical experience through materiality and complex atrium staircase design,  the design proposes a mixed-use development for the old historical Warwick mill in Middleton. 

On the lower and upper ground floors, a combination of retail and event spaces creates a lively destination where people can shop, dine, and participate in various events. The first and second floors, including cooperative offices, can encourage entrepreneurship and collaboration, providing a space for local businesses to thrive. On the third and fourth floors, residential units within the development can contribute to the mill›s revitalization by attracting new residents. 

The atrium is an installation of a flat roof atrium, which is known for its sleek and modern design. It has a clean and contemporary appearance that seamlessly integrates with the overall architecture of the building. Positioned in the middle of the building. It is designed to serve as a central circulation area that allows for ample natural light and ventilation. The orientation and positioning of the atrium's opening are towards the north, aiming to maximize these advantages. Furthermore, the atrium is covered with ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a material that creates a transparent or translucent covering over the open space. This cover reduces direct exposure to the sun while still enabling sufficient daylight to illuminate the area.

The design of the circulation staircases is intricate, allowing for access from both sides of the atrium corridors. This design reflects the challenging experiences associated with the building's history. Steel is the chosen material for the construction, providing an industrial theme.

In order to maintain the outward appearance of the building, an internal insulation approach is utilized to improve the building envelope and its thermal efficiency. This approach allows for a blend of historical and contemporary interiors while also preserving the heritage significance of the exterior.