The Timber Lodge is part of the regeneration of the London 2012 Olympic Park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in east London, which opened to the public in July 2013. The Lodge serves as a community space as well as the venue for a branch of the Unity Kitchen, a community-focused project which can be found across London (details).
The building is constructed entirely from cross-laminated timber (CLT), which was perfect for achieving the large canopies on 3 sides of each of the two wings and expressing timber soffit inside and out. The CLT panels are arranged so the grain radiates from a single point in order to achieve the canopies with minimal depth structure. The roof design also allows large floor-to-ceiling windows with no structural downstands.
The Timber Lodge is adjacent to the Tumbling Bay playground.
- Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design, 2014 – winner
- Civic Trust National Award, 2014 – winner
- New London Awards, Public Spaces, 2014 – winner
- Landscape Institute Awards, Small Scale Public, 2014 – winner
- MIPIM Awards, Special Jury Award 2015 – winner
- MIPIM Awards, Best Urban Regeneration Project, 2015 – shortlisted