Our Welcome Building for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Bridgewater Salford has been shortlisted at this year’s AJ Architecture Awards in the Public Building Category.
In total, nearly 130 projects have been shortlisted across 17 categories for this year’s AJ Architecture Awards, the annual showcase of the very best built projects in the UK.
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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