client: Bissoe Bike Hire
location: Bissoe, Cornwall
Working in partnership with ModCell, the UK’s leading straw bale construction experts, we have explored designs for a cycle hub on one of Cornwall’s most popular cycle trails.
The building will complement the existing facilities on the site in Cornwall’s historic mining landscape.
Local and natural materials will be used throughout the scheme. On the elevations this will be evident in the use of timber cladding (larch sourced from the neighbouring woods)helping to embed the design into its natural and historical context.
Due to the elevated nature of the cycle trail, the roof becomes a fifth ‘elevation’. As a result it will be a bio-diverse green roof, using native woodland and meadow plants to help it blend in with its surroundings.
Designed while at White Design Associates
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