The competition sought designs for a new visitor centre for Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve in Kent.
The visitor centre will be the flagship visitor centre for Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) offering key messaging around nature, health and wellbeing.
The competition for Kent Wildlife Trust sought registered architects and architect-led teams worldwide to put forward designs that promote learning, wellbeing, curiosity and nature. Wildlife and landscape are important - the new centre needs to have elements that can accommodate wildlife as well as people, and be a natural companion and complement to the reserve it serves. Wherever possible it should build the connection with nature and be designed with health outcomes in mind for staff and centre-users.
Four teams have been selected and will now refine their design proposals and present them to the competition judging panel in April. The teams are:
- ArkleBoyce Architects
- Ben Adams Architects
- Bilska de Beaupuy
- Studio McLeod with Ekkist