Virginia Water Pavilion

Tags: community, timber, new build

Related projects: XC, Hackney Marshes Centre

Virginia Water Pavilion - Webb Yates Engineers
Virginia Water Pavilion - Webb Yates Engineers
Virginia Water Pavilion - Webb Yates Engineers
Virginia Water Pavilion - Webb Yates Engineers

This visitor centre overlooks Virginia Water - a man-made lake - within Windsor Great Park. It replaced a snack van with park ranger facilities and a café.

The building was designed up to D&B stage by Stanton Williams Architects.

The impressive 8m cantilever supports a 12m span roof within a depth of 200mm. This has been made possible with the incorporation of slots in the canopy roof that relieve wind pressure and snow loads. The building is predominantly timber with steel framing incorporated at key points for additional strength.



Awards

  1. Civic Trust Awards 2015, winner, Mar 2015