Handsworth Park Regeneration Project | Birmingham | UK
For - Birmingham City Council
Role - Project Architect (for John Cunnington Architects)
Value - Total £7.8m Boat House £290,000
The New Boat House is part of a major regeneration project to revive a Grade II listed Victorian park, situated in an heart of an ethnically rich area of Birmingham. Conceived as a low shelter, connecting the park and lake, the new building accommodates a visitor centre, affording an opportunity to pause and gather. The building combines traditional materials with careful detailing to create a building that reads at different scales, on from a distance the bold horizontal emphasis of the zinc roof connecting the park and lake offering shelter, up close the visitor is encouraged to pause under the veranda with the more intimate brick corbel detailing beneath.
The park regeneration received the Birmingham City Design Initiative Award 2007.