Friends of Cotteridge Park needed a new building to help support their extensive work with the local community. The facility will provide a meeting space and shelter throughout the year and is designed to be a robust, permanent solution yet have minimal impact on the landscape.
Designed in collaboration with Wikihouse, the innovative plywood structure is created from CNC routed bespoke pieces, forming box panels and beams that are fully insulated and assembled on site. The final structure is finished in a plain metal cladding to receive a community art mural and kept warm and efficient with triple glazing. A sedum roof will help the building respond to the changing seasons reduce overheating.
Last few days on site for our community building in Cotteridge Park that we built with the help of Wikihouse. Next step is a whole building mural by a local artist. pic.twitter.com/ER8aAmFYmO
— Rob Annable (@eversion) July 9, 2020