a new home
for the CUBC
The brief was to create a new iconic home for Cambridge University rowing on the banks of the Great Ouse outside Ely, which was to be designed to last at least a hundred years.
The dry boathouse, which is the first phase of the overall project, is a composite in-situ concrete and reinforced loadbearing brickwork construction on piled foundations, with the zinc clad folded plate roof formed from prefabricated CLT panels which are left exposed on the underside to form the dramatic ceiling of the first floor spaces.
Cambridge University Boathouse Ltd (CUBL)
Jeremy Bailey Architects
Baynes and Mitchell Architects
© Koen Van Damme