• Image: Culford Cricket Pavilion

Feilden+Mawson has won an invited competition to undertake a study for a new cricket Pavilion at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds.

Feilden+Mawson has been exploring how the school can replace an existing thatched pavilion with complex planning constraints in the school's Grade II* historic estate. Culford Park was influenced by Humphry Repton's vision of an Arcadian landscape central to the design of Culford Park and the school's ethos with a composition of finely composed views that suggest a vision of a mankind in perfect harmony with nature.

Partners, Philip Bodie and Charles Curry-Hyde said that, "the new pavilion seeks to emulate this strategy with a built form that is elegant, sophisticated, discrete and in harmony with the symmetrical nature of the game of cricket itself. Central to pavilion's concept was the need for a clear view through the building to parkland beyond similar to the framing of the parkland through the Grade 1 listed iron bridge nearby."