Darwen Cloud would be the contemporary hub in the town centre where trade thrives, information is exchanged and shared and as an intangible focus for community pride and inspiration.
The geometry of the Darwen Cloud comes from a result of ‘melting’ the current hexagon market building –rather than a completely replacing it.
The modern design creates a strong and vibrant contrast to the Town Hall and its immediate surroundings.
Light and heavy; transparent and solid; curved and straight; flowing and steady.
The gentle curved, lightness and transparent structure brings all the businesses under one roof and on the roof as well.
The curve of the glass facade blurs the boundaries between the inside Market and the outside; in this way people can know what’s going on in the building while drawing people into the building through 360 degrees.