Hannah Penwarden is a Part 1 Architecture graduate from Brighton, UK. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 2020.  She has previously worked in The Netherlands. 

Email: hannahlucypenwarden@gmail.com

The Granton Bikeworks 

The Granton Bikeworks is a proposal for a mixed-use urban block located in the coastal neighbourhood of Granton in the city of Edinburgh. The project aims to speculate on what living in the contemporary city means through experimentation with unconventional distributions of program and envisions an original spatial distribution that may begin to impact on the lives of the local community in Granton.

Aeriel view of Granton, 1949

The project merges the production of the bicycle in a small factory with the living units to form one architectural complex. The ramp that joins each of the dwellings together functions as an internal ‘street’, bringing the public realm into the building to begin to merge the productive space of the workshops and factory with the domestic and private realm of the dwelling.

The building contains three different dwelling types, with a mixture of 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed apartments, as well as a small bicycle factory in the north block of the building.