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Tuesday 13th December, 2011

The Big Shed, Hooke park

EmanuelHendry ltd are currently working as subcontractors for Charley Brentnall (International timber design and conservation). We are managing day to day site running of 'The Big Shed' project at Hooke Park, the Dorset campus of the Architectural Association.   The building is an exciting and challenging mixture of groundbreaking design and construction. The project Architect Nozomi Nakabayashi has created a multi faceted Cedar, tin and polycarb envelope fitting over nine clear spanning log trusses and the results are breathtaking.

 

Friday 2nd December, 2011

The Bridge Opening

British sculptor Peter Randall-Page and a team from EmanuelHendry and The Dartington Hall Trust were joined by over 90 special guests on Monday 14 November to officially open 'The Bridge'.

Providing improved access to the Hall's listed gardens for people with limited mobility, 'The Bridge', which is made of air dry English oak with circular granite tread inserts, is designed by Peter and is a piece of functional art in its own right. The structure is a key element of a new route down to the garden's "Sunny Border”, allowing easy, safe and level entry past the Twelve Apostle Yew trees with glorious views of the Tiltyard and terraces at the heart of the garden.

Creator Peter Randall-Page said: "This has been a fantastic opportunity to create my first functional piece of art. It's a particular privilege that the bridge will enable increased access to a place of such beauty and I hope it will be used and enjoyed by all.


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