February 16, 2011
A-Zero has submitted a proposal for the proposed Ullswater Sailing Club in the Lake District. This RIBA competition entry, designed to provide a new club house for Ullswater Sailing Club, explores ways in the flood waters could become an architectural opportunity rather than an operational threat. Designed as a partially floating structure, the building is organised around a central timber spine, which stretches out to the water and in to the heart of the site. The differences in form and materiality between the two buildings adjacent to this spine reflect the differing functional and environmental requirements of each in terms of day-lighting, and the potential for integration of solar thermal for hot water generation.