Giles Bridge

BA (Hons) Architecture

‘Designed around rewilding to improve biodiversity within the area and spread knowledge of how to rewild at home. The Learning Centre focuses on the reintroduction of butterflies and wildflowers through interactive learning in the form of a butterfly house, wildflower meadows, and a florist to buy wildflowers grown in the meadows. The building has been designed using oak shingles on the exterior to blend with the natural surroundings and using coloured laminated glass on the interior walls, reflecting the colours of the butterfly wings. A propagation wall allows year-round learning of wildflowers being able to see them through their whole lifecycle and the Nectar Café creates a space for people to meet and socialize. Inside the walls of the building is sheep’s wool insulation, bought from local farms, contributing to local economies.’