Our design’s approach is derived from the reserve’s industrial origins and subsequent conservation interventions. Like the way that the pit was the remnant of the industrial infrastructure that formed the basis of the reservoir that now thrives with nature; our design for the Nature and Wellbeing Centre is conceived as a ‘new’ remnant of the site’s industrial infrastructure that will invite natural and human inhabitation.
A ‘New’ Remnant
…of the site’s industrial infrastructure that will invite natural and
human inhabitation. The ‘new’ remnant is an inhabited spine wall’ around which the building’s spaces are arranged like hides to look out into the landscape from. The building itself creates a home for bats, birds, insects, plants and the wider woodland ecosystem.