Gallery: Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

 
Brookfield Europe joined up with various consultants to design this bug tower, which was built from pipe work of different widths and lengths sourced from the Pinnacle project. Hilson Moran Partnership assessed the environmental impacts, while Arup Structures checked out the structural design, DP9 advised on possible planning considerations, and children at Sir John Cass secondary school sourced the local materials. Brookfield Bug Buddies is located at Postman's Park.

The five competing firms and designs include: the Insect Hotel by Arup Associates; Brookfield Bug Buddies by Brookfield Europe and the Pinnacle team; Bumblebee City Nesters by Fisher Tomlin; Inn Vertebrate by Metalanguage Design; and Beevarian Anstel and Gretel Chalet by German Women in Property. Each team used recycled and reclaimed materials found around the city and built their respective bug hotel in one of five parks around London. Over the last month, visitors to the parks were encouraged to vote online for their favorite, while a jury of industry experts from London selected their favorite design.

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