The Welcome Building, RHS Garden Bridgewater
by Hodder+Partners

Peter Cook

Sitting in the south-west corner of the Royal Horticultural Society’s newest garden, the RHS Garden Bridgewater Welcome Building houses a remarkable arrivals hall, shop, café and two classrooms, as well as offering impressive views over the new 1.4 acre Moon Bridge Water lake.

The building sits low in the landscape drawing inspiration from the raised Bridgewater Canal which runs along the southern edge of the site. This creates a strong horizon which is echoed in the design that is low, long and linear. The building is clad in warm larch and flooded with light, offering a bright welcome for visitors.

This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Hodder+Partners
Project: The Welcome Building, RHS Garden Bridgewater

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