YONDER II: CLIMBING GYM & FLEXIBLE WORK SPACES
by Peter Sotiri
Yonder II is the second edition of the multi-use space located on Blackhorse Road, offering the same amazing space facilitating creativity and community interaction for all ages, yet on an expanded scale. Yonder II quadruples the area of the climbing, flexible working and workshop spaces of the original Yonder upon a regenerated brownfield site located in Stratford, East London, close by to the Olympic Park. Sustainability has been considered throughout all stages, from embodied carbon reductions employing a hybrid Glulam Timber - Steel portal frame to avoid over-engineering. And sensitive water management by utilising a wide range of Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) to manage water run-off, simultaneously mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE).