Chichester Para 79

This 24 acre site lies in the open countryside outside the South Downs National Park. The architecture for this Para 79 passive house has developed from the key black and white characteristics of flint, which is a locally quarried material found in this area.

Our proposals explore these contrasting textures and enable the building to assimilate into the woodland backdrop when being viewed from the public realm. The dark external simplicity sets up a dramatic surprise when entering the building, revealing its curved white courtyard and bright interior spaces.

A detailed analysis of views from within the South Downs National Park revealed a part of the site which was shielded by various foreground screening. This screened portion of the site has then directly informed the footprint of our proposals.

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Application Type

The planning application for this unique project has been submitted to Chichester DC for approval under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79e, which sets out the Government's policy requirements for rural development in the open countryside.

Project Details

Location  
Chichester

Designated Area  
Open countryside

Project Type  
Para 79 - New Build

Internal Floorspace  
850m²

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Aerial render of Chichester (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
Internal render of Chichester (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
Plan drawings of Chichester (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.
Exterior view of Chichester (Para 79). Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient grand design, follows passive house principles.