Seamlessly linking buildings with the landscape

  • Project: Idle Valley Visitor Hub & Rural Products Centre
  • Client: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Feasibility study and concept design development for a new visitor centre featuring rural product craft workshops - a mix of indoor and outdoor manufacturing and retail spaces for sustainable crafts, for example willow weaving and wood turning. 

Lathams proposed a conceptual narrative that incorporated linking buildings within the site seamlessly with the landscape, forming walking routes and activity areas around the lake. A timber framed curved building with planted roof was developed as part of the landscape led design.

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