Great Fen Visitor Centre

An RIBA competition entry for a new visitor centre from which to explore the Fen landscape of East Anglia.

Our scheme dug into the landscape creating 'land bridges' to give visitors different perspectives on flora and fauna during their walks.

The excavated earth was used to create a protective shelter of rammed earth walls, with a lightweight reflective roof canopy visually borrowing the landscape into the building.

Design developed in collaboration with artist Sophie Smallhorn