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.