Cherry Orchards

tangentstudio, Bristol , 2015

 

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One of a pair of new theraputic facilities in the grounds of Cherry Orchards Camphill Community

Situated in the Trym Valley conservation area, this small project comprises one of a pair of individually tailored buildings for our client's therapeutic community.

The horticulture pavilion developed its form from an adjacent existing 'sister-space' to provide a configurable work area for the seasonal cultivation, harvesting and processing of apples, herbs and flowers.

The butterfly roof will be meadow seeded, collects rainwater and orientates itself through the retaining ‘spine wall’, east - west to align with the volunteers morning to afternoon and spring to winter activities. Its west corner opens with large sliding doors to bring the fields and orchard right into the workspace.

A simple and practical material palette for both buildings includes naturally durable locally grown larch and douglas fir, exposed concrete and robust agricultural ironmongery.

The evolution of these new additions has been a truly engaging collaborative process from inception to completion. The carefully crafted buildings hold and invite fond memories for all involved as they 'bed down' into their day to day life.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 2014
  • Completed: Mar 2015
  • Floor area: 26m2
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Total cost: £90,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Apr 2014
  • Procurement: Minor works
  • Address: Cherry Orchards, Canford Lane, Bristol , BS9 3PE, United Kingdom

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