Meadowbrook is quite a typical 1980s Irish residential estate, its unique location at the elbow of the river Shannon, a place with a rich industrial and religious history, goes largely unnoticed. The overall effect of the community green hints at something almost utopian. What communities need is an excuse to interact; a focal point where interests overlap. A modest structure, sculptural in form, which creates this overlap of function, would become a new prototype for a “community centre”. The structure becomes a symbol of their shared identity and an expression of their common values. Energy, freely generated and provided, becomes a public asset, like the produce of the garden. Water stored and filtered is available to everyone. Bicycles are stored, as are the tools to tend the garden.