Westminster Lodge

Designed by Edward Cullinan Architects with engineer Buro Happold, the Lodge uses green wood from Hooke’s forest, providing eight bedrooms around a central communal space. A timber lattice of spruce thinnings carries a planted turf roof.

The building was conceived as the first in a series of five accommodation buildings, each serving a different social purpose.  The roof is formed of a bent greenwood lattice grid with the timber joints designed by Buro Happold, and was developed and tested at Bath University with funding from a DOE research grant.