William Smith Building, BGS
Pick Everard designed the William Smith Building for the British Geologial Survey, which achieved BREEAM 'Excellent' using natural materials. KLH UK supplied and erected the cross-laminated timber structure and glulam beams for the project.
The project also utilised a number of sustainable features including sheep's wool insulation, rainwater harvesting and visibly natural and weathering materials such as terracotta, copper, timber and stone.
The building takes the form of two three-storey rectilinear wings arranged in an 'L' formation with a quarter hemisphere atrium at the knuckle, clad in curving ETFE pillows.