Feilden+Mawson, a firm of architects in Cambridge and Norfolk UK, has designed the ultimate eco blueprint – turning a seven-acre horse paddock into a low-energy community space.The firm has worked on the project with Norfolk ProHelp, a group of 39 businesses in the county and part of Business In The Community.
Designed by F+M partner, Emily Barnston, the centre includes a new community hall, office and garden, orchard, allotments, compost toilets and a coppice.
The building promises to be ultra- eco - with a butterfly-shaped roof and straw bale walls.
Barnston said: “The key feature of the building is its butterfly pitch roof which has specifically been designed to accommodate solar panels. Its low energy credentials reduce its impact on the environment and will cut heating bills.”
Feilden+Mawson also has offices in London and Prague.
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Emily Barnston