• Image: Acle Bridge
  • Image: Acle Bridge
  • Image: Acle Bridge

Partner, Philip Bodie is delighted to announce that Feilden+Mawson have won this prestigious but anonymous design competition, organised by the Broads Authority and the AJ, topping the 96 entries from the UK, the continent and beyond.

‘Winning this competition means a huge amount to Feilden+Mawson’ said Philip, ‘we are absolutely delighted and proud to have been chosen out of such large number of entrants. Our Norwich based design team are well acquainted with the beauty and tranquillity of the Norfolk Broads and wished to respond to the Authority’s design brief by producing a solution that was at once, inviting, timeless, appropriate to its setting and completely familiar to those visiting the centre by water, on-foot, bike or road. It was also important to us that the building offered room to grow and be adaptable to future needs. Above all, in our opinion, it needed to be a visible but not showy beacon helping to teach and tell the story of the Broads National Park for generations to come.’

‘The design’s structure is regular, modular and extrudable. We are proposing an off-site timber structural solution incorporating a connector system that allows for quick construction on site to help minimise the disruption to the area. Sustainability will be at the heart of the new facility not only in its build but also its servicing and future maintenance. We look forward to working with the Broads Authority and their stakeholders and share their vision for a high quality design.’