Bird viewing visitor centre

Timber bird HydeThe nature and bird viewing visitor centre is of timber construction with a green roof. Photovoltaic panels provide electricity to the building. The building is heated using a water source heat pump, which is submerged in the lake.

The design of the building is based on the form of a bird in flight. The building is designed to fit into the natural landscape, though its form and use of materials.

The building also has a shop, café and exhibition area. There are a number of different viewing areas within the building, which look over the lake and surrounding countryside.

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