After blogging about health and safety on site this month, we’ve each chosen our favourite construction projects. We can only imagine the health and safety responsibilities involved in something like BIG’s energy-to-waste plant in Copenhagen! Needless to say, we’re really excited to see how these projects come to life.
Earlier this summer I met the owners of Flitwick Mill who are in the process of a huge restoration project. It sounds like a challenging and lengthy project, but I was really impressed by their passion and dedication for preserving the mill whilst making it energy efficient. [Fera]
I’m really excited about this waste to energy plant in Copenhagen which includes a rooftop ski slope. The power plant is already open but the finishing touches are being added to the ski slope for its opening this winter. It’s an interesting example of how you can inject some fun into public infrastructure. I can’t wait to go back to Copenhagen and test it out! [Alan]
Loving the quality achieved with this concrete casting, especially given it’s located six floors up in a central London location. [Tom]
It would have been immense to have been on site as the rammed concrete walls were formed for Zumthor’s first ever UK based project.
Although it has been a tricky process, with rammed concrete being quite a rare construction technique, the wall texture looks as though it was totally worth the effort. I really want to touch them! Although it’s technically finished, it hasn’t opened yet so I think it counts. [Liam]
Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) is the community group responsible. The founder Kareem Dayes grew up on Walter’s Way, a 1970’s self-build project also in Lewisham, from which this scheme likely takes inspiration. [Marcus]
I love the gloriously hairy interior of this straw bale house before plastering. I haven’t seen any drawings of the project but it’s by Sheffield’s own Thread Architects so I have high hopes and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out! [Claire]
When Paul Testa Architecture was only a few months old we joined forces with Bond Bryan Architects, Arup and Ares Landscape Architects to submit an expression of interest in the Windermere Steamboat Museum competition. We didn’t get beyond the first stage, but I’ve been eagerly waiting for the winning Carmody Groarke scheme to be completed. It’s a fantastic design and location. It looks like it will be opening in a few months’ time. [Paul]