Bird Hide for Battersea Park in South London
As part of the 2007 Architecture Week in London a number of selected practices were invited to build bird hides in Battersea Park.
A team of trainees, led by a senior director, rose to the challenge, and designed a structure that made use of routed softwood timber studs and sheets of 18mm ply held together with nylon loading straps to ensure easy and speedy assembly and disassembly. Environmental responsibility was a key factor in the design, with all materials subsequently recycled and used in our other projects throughout London.
Two large sheets of mirror were used to create a walk-in-periscope so that passing walkers would not obstruct the bird watcher’s view.
routed softwood timber studs and sheets of 18mm ply were held together with nylon loading straps to ensure easy and speedy assembly and disassembly