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Battersea Park Boat House, UK

The brief for this lakeside building called for a robust, well-proportioned and timeless design, suited to its picturesque setting and linked to the new boardwalk.

The galvanised steel and wrought timber structure visually floats on the lake and is clad in long strip copper without transverse joints. A rolled copper ridge forms the intersection between the roof planes and rainwater falls directly from the roof into the lake. This is a simple, restrained building which has to accommodate a diversity of functions.

The clarity of structure and conciseness of the copper detailing justified an award in the Copper in Architecture Awards in 2002.  The judges also recognised the restrained palette of natural unfinished materials as being wholly appropriate to the lakeside setting.

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Building

Owner: 
Wandsworth Borough Council
Completion date: 
2002
Zip code: 
W2 2UH
City: 
London
Street: 
Serpentine Road, Hyde Park

Categories

Applications: 
Roofs
Type of building: 
Public square, park
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
McAllister Co

Copper contractors

Title: 
Boss Metals

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