Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Timber Lodge
As part of the award winning team with Erect Architecture, Max Fordham has designed a cafe and play area at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The design creates a green space adjacent the Tumbling Bay playground, providing visitors with an pleasing, natural retreat from the hubbub of the rest of the park.
Our approach concentrated on creating a sustainable and comfortable environment, blending into the natural landscape. This allows it to produce its own green energy using solar panels. The building is highly insulated with an airtight fabric. Large rooflights and windows in the main spaces provide excellent daylight and air flow. The cafe and flexible spaces use controlled natural ventilation, providing fresh air in winter and cooling breezes in summer. Back-of-house areas use mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.
The project was awarded a BREEAM 'Excellent' Rating under the BREEAM New Construction 2011: Other Buildings scheme.This is the first of the Olympic legacy projects to be completed at the park, the start of a site-wide transformation into a new space for London.