The Welcome Building for The RHS Garden Bridgewater has been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2021

posted: 22/09/21

Our Welcome Building for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Bridgewater Salford has been shortlisted at this year’s Wood Awards.

Nineteen structures and eleven product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2021.

The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood. The Awards’ elite independent judging panel of professional experts and specialists visit all the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards as meaningful and rigorous a competition as possible.

The welcome building is a horizontal composition which seeks to respond to a commanding horizon defined by the elevated Bridgewater Canal. It is the culmination of our long standing interest in architecture in the landscape. Structural trees support an overarching timber diagrid roof beneath which the primary components of the brief; ticketing, a learning centre, retail area, indoor plant sales, and café, can flex in response to seasonal demands. The roof extends beyond the enclosure to the north and south, blurring the edge between building and landscape. Natural light permeates the building either by louvred curtain walling, or filters through the diagrid via a rooflight that extends centrally along its full length.

Rainwater harvesting, a green roof and ground source heat pumps are integral to the sustainable strategy.

We are delighted that The Welcome Building has now been shortlisted for 6 awards this year having won the Structural Timber Awards in 2020, well deserved recognition of an inspiring team and wonderful client.

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