Highgate Bowl, Highgate

Sensitivity and lightness of touch are evident throughout

Highgate Bowl.
Highgate Bowl. Credit: Simone Bossi

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

HASA Architects for Omved International
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 320m²

Small-scale interventions transform a derelict horticultural glasshouse into a community garden and versatile event space. There are new external and internal pathways, as well as rooms and furniture pieces that guide visitors through the large open bays of the restored but still fragile glasshouse. Roof glazing has been restored or replaced. A white oiled CNC-cut birch plywood internal ‘skin’ forms vertical and horizontal joinery components that reference the original structure’s frame and panel construction. Sensitivity and lightness of touch are evident throughout – much has been achieved with relatively small means.

  • Highgate Bowl.
    Highgate Bowl. Credit: Simone Bossi
  • Highgate Bowl.
    Highgate Bowl. Credit: Simone Bossi
  • Highgate Bowl.
    Highgate Bowl. Credit: Simone Bossi
  • Highgate Bowl.
    Highgate Bowl. Credit: Simone Bossi
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