Elevation showing the design for the new mixed-use streets and squares at Poundbury

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Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

Elevation showing the design for the new mixed-use streets and squares at Poundbury

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

A large four-storey apartment building with shops at ground floor level

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The Prince of Wales's Village
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Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

A typical mews area within the new mixed-use development at Poundbury

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

These mews houses open directly onto the street to clearly distinguish between the public and private realm

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

New mixed-use blocks are arranged around streets and squares

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

Mews areas at Poundbury are reminiscent of British stables or carriage houses converted to dwellings

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

Detached houses contrast with the more uniform terraced blocks both in form and architecture

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

More domestic red brick terraces provide a contrast with the yellow brick townhouses

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

A typical mews area within the new mixed-use development at Poundbury

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

This street is defined by a uniform terrace with a slightly stepped back building line

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.

The steep gabled end of the apartment building on the high street beyond echoes Victorian school buildings

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The Prince of Wales's Village
at Poundbury

Poundbury, Dorchester, UK


The Prince of Wales set out with his new village at Poundbury in Dorset to demonstrate that urban design is as relevant today as it had been in the past. Poundbury has also shown that this can be done today economically and commercially, much as it had always been done in the past.

The practice was commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall to design some of the key buildings and some of the houses within the village.

The practice has built the first public building within Poundbury on Pummery square. The Brownsword market building, finished in 2000, is the first public building to be built in Dorchester for 150 years. It forms the centrepiece of the main square of the first phase of development. It also provides a covered outdoor market area which is used regularly for a variety of uses and is a valuable local resource. The practice has been responsible for the design of residential buildings at Poundbury involving terraced and detached houses arranged around streets and squares, as well as small blocks of apartments. The designs at Poundbury demonstrate how urban design can give a place lasting character, and an identity which many contemporary housing developments unfortunately lack.