RIBA North West Sustainability Award

Brockholes Visitor Centre, Lancashire | Adam Khan Architects

The visitor centre at Brockholes is a cluster of buildings set in a lake on a floating pontoon, which responds to changing water levels in the flood plain. The architect has broken down what is a sizeable scheme into a simple and engaging village of buildings - restaurant, a shop, an exhibition hall, an education centre and a conference centre - designed to celebrate the natural environment. Each cube or rectangle of accommodation has a barn-like roof creating an animated skyline floating above the lake. 

Source: RIBA