The design for an extremely green ‘carbo negative building’ was designed with Paragraph 55 criteria in mind (see below).
As with all projects of this kind it relies on the client being committed to the sustainable or ‘green’ agenda and the Architect to have the vision and knowledge to deliver the proposal.
In this case the design cleverly forms a part of the landscape being located on the brow of a meadow in East Anglia. The scheme incorporates a range of sustainable technologies. One of its principal features is the ‘off grid’ design which uses an extensive P-V array to generate electricity. Another feature is the reconstruction of the landscape to re-introduce and re-enforce biodiversity on the site.
Its circular form allows the creation of a courtyard to facilitate the collection of rainwater and gives the basis for a unique design very much developed for and based upon the specific site.
See here for further information on Paragraph 55 criteria: