Second place winner of an international competition for the Royal Institute of British Architects, Sky Filter is a sustainable state-of-the-art workplace. Housed in a striking low building that sweeps around the corner of a roundabout site, the curved design creates a stunning light-filled courtyard. The sleek form is partially covered by a green roof and clad with sustainable wood louvers that provide shading and a visual connection to its wooded site. The luminous courtyard, the heart of a 21st century collaborative workplace, is covered by a fritted glass roof that is operable for natural ventilation in mild weather. Special attention was given for inclusion of amenities to compensate for the building’s rural location.
“A wonderful working environment - a lively space surrounded by flexible office space and amenities, the idea being that social interaction and an informal layout contributes to a better working environment... the building would look striking from nearby and also from a distance.”
RIBA Jury Panel