Our Welcome Building for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Bridgewater Salford has been long listed at this year’s Dezeen awards in the Cultural Building Category.
From over 4,700 entries from 87 countries to Dezeen Awards this year, The Welcome Building project is one of 305 architecture projects that are in the running for awards in the 12 different architecture project categories.
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.
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