150 new homes + International cultural centre
The island of St Helena
Following the competition winning entry in 2013 for the same Island, Charabanc and Nimtim teamed up again when we were asked to develop an estate layout for the Bunkers Hill site.
Bunkers Hill Town will provide a new sustainable neighbourhood that connects to existing communities on the island, whilst providing new cultural, civic and economic opportunities.
The vision understands that Bunkers Hill is a valuable natural resource belonging to St Helena and it’s people and will spearhead a new era of cultural development on the island. Each neighbourhood will be focused around a central connecting boulevard. The boulevard extends out to the existing road network on the island and to the community at Alarm Forest. It provides an vibrant high street, friendly to pedestrians, cars and bicycles, shaded by trees.
This boulevard is punctuated by three public spaces of contrasting character and scale; a village green with cricket pitch and local pub; a market square, served by shops and with the potential to host weekend markets and festivals and finally a cultural piazza at the top of the site, linking to St Helena’s first open-air amphitheater along with an international study centre and observatory - continuing in the footsteps of the Island’s rich legacy of scientific research and discovery.