Hide Complex Titchwell, Norfolk Building, Architects, Photos, Images, Design

Reception Hide Complex, Titchwell, East Anglia

Titchwell Hide Complex, East Anglia, southeast England, UK – design by Haysom Ward Miller Architects

19 May 2011

Design: Haysom Ward Miller Architects

Reception Hide Complex, Titchwell, Norfolk
photograph © Mike Page

Reception Hide Complex, Titchwell

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

A series of unheated and unserviced timber structures sit astride a raw concrete barrier that provides some form of flood defence and creates two very different habitats: a fresh water lagoon and salt water marsh. This is a most unusual hide for bird-watching.

Reception Hide Complex, Titchwell, Norfolk, East Anglia
photo © Mike Page

Instead of being one building it is much more a series of special places: a covered area looking along the flood defence and two wing-shaped enclosures. One over-looking fresh water, the other salt water.

On such a unique site it would have been easy for the architects to get carried away with either elaborate structures or forced minimalism, however, the Reception Hide does neither and says what it needs to in a gentle and relaxed way.

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photos © HWM Ltd

Titchwell Hide Complex – Building Information

Title: Reception Hide Complex Titchwell

Location: Titchwell
Architect: Hansom Ward Miller Architects
Client: RSPB
Contractor: R G Carter Building
Contract Value: £ 314,000
Date of completion: Dec 2010
Gross internal area: 164 sqm

RIBA Awards

Location: Titchwell, Norfolk, eastern England

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