Public and Community
Founded as an architectural and urbanism research unit, Unagru continues to seek curiosity and new challenges by questioning our roles as an architect when it comes to ecological design and sustainable ecosystems - may it be social or environmental concerns. After working on a few competitions and writings, we aim to advocate a research-led practice and introduce a depository of knowledge into urbanism and master planning projects. In this approach, we see ourselves wearing different kinds of hats - as a planner, a scientist, a naturalist, a poet, an artist, and more - and engage ourselves with experts from different disciplines to help clients around the world. Therefore, our manifesto is to be an agent of change to make our world a better place. We welcome academicians or students for collaborations, see Research to find out more.
In the past, We have worked on a wide range of projects, from small-scale renovations to large-scale developments, and our commitment to quality is unparalleled.
We are dedicated to creating urban designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional, while also being mindful of the environment. We strive to create innovative designs that are tailored to the needs of our clients and bring their ideas to life.
Urbanism, Landscape and Place-making
At Unagru, we embrace a unique understanding of the complexities of urban planning, enabling us to create innovative, ecological design interventions in various scales and typologies.
Followed by the experimental landscape project - Bromley Rain Garden - we completed in 2018, we are pleased to see the outcome inheriting our interest in Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. It was not a well-celebrated design intervention, but it set a foundation for us to improve our execution of such in other public projects. The garden was a proven success, especially when it comes to its natural cooling effect during the heatwave in 2022. This becomes part of our 'mandatory' design approach in both our public and private projects.
Collingham Nursery Gardens was the right place for our ideas to perform again. By working closely with the Nursery Committee, we managed to receive a grant from Camden to improve and refurbish the 40-year-old, non-profit community nursery, along with a proposal to build a rain garden and an extension to fit the school's needs. We are assigned as project manager and contract administrator to supervise the project's progress, on a pro-bono basis with our intention to give back to society.
We are well versed in providing consultancy services in urban, public project and landscape design which offer multiple benefits to our clients. Take a look below to find out more about what we offer.
Expert Urban Design Knowledge:
Unagru Architecture & Urbanism are experienced in the field of urban design, offering clients a comprehensive understanding of the latest technology and developments in the industry. We enjoy the art of collaboration and ensure that projects are tailored to the unique needs of each client and place.
Creative Problem Solving:
We celebrate the merit of practice and theory as an art of creative problem solving, offering clients innovative solutions to the most complex of urban design challenges.
Efficient Customer Service:
We are committed to providing their clients with outstanding customer service and satisfaction, ensuring that their projects are completed on time and within budget.
Our promise is to deliver the project and services that are highly aware of the environmental impact of public and community projects and can provide clients with advice and guidance on how to create sustainable and ecological designs.
We know how to work and communicate with the local council for potential grant allocation to improve public and community projects, with our 'retrofit first' strategy. We are happy to provide our service in analysing potential and discussing solutions with you. Contact us if you wish to have a conversation about your project.
Collingham Gardens Nursery improvement and refurbishment
London Lowline competition entry