• Stradella Road 03
  • Stradella Road 01

PENSTHORPE NATURAL PARK PLAYBARN, NORFOLK

Architect: Adam Kahn Architects

Client: Pensthorpe Natural Park

Contractor: Bunting and Son Ltd

 

This building forms the centerpiece of an extended indoor and outdoor play landscape and is a key component in the master plan for Pensthorpe Nature Park in Norfolk. Structure Workshop provided engineering design services for the entire project.

 

The exposed steel frame is essentially utilitarian, but carefully arranged and detailed to augment the architectural intent. An absence of wet trades ensured rapid construction. SIPS panels provide a thermally efficient wall, which has been clad in timber on the outside with nesting holes and in a ‘wood-wool’ board for sound attenuation on the inside.

 

Short-listed for a 2016 RIBA award.