Rising above the reeds and lakes of Mile End Park, the Ecology Pavilion is a sustainable events venue that blends into its environment. Designed by George Gardner Associates, the building is a large contemporary space surrounded by nature that offers a tranquil oasis within the bustling east side of London. Perfect for weddings, corporate end of year parties or other special events, the Ecology Pavilion is an idyllic shelter with strong sustainable values.
The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote sustainable values and they face a magnificent lake that is home to water lilies, moths, birds, and an increasing population of dragonflies. A 6.5 kw wind turbine sits on the lake’s center island, where it generates energy to circulate water around the swamp.
The grass shelter insulates the building from cold British weather, and most rooms have access to natural ventilation and lighting provided via skylights. The Ecology Pavilion has capacity for 220 guests to enjoy striking views of the nearby flora and fauna framed through wide double-glazed windows. FSC-certified wood was used for the building´s spiky structure, and the windows have wooden external shutters that regulate the sun coming in and help keep heat inside during the night.
In addition to being innovative, cheap to run, and stunning to look at, this idyllic building in East London makes a great rentable venu with a sustainable edge.
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