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Chetwoods Architects Urban Oasis

Client name

Chetwoods Architects

Project name

Urban Oasis

Year

2006

Service / discipline

Special build

Processes and technology

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Brief

Chetwoods Architects commissioned us to build their ‘Urban Oasis’ – The first public structure to champion hydrogen and fuel cell technology, renewable energy with real potential to replace fossil fuels.  Also harnessing rain, wind and daylight, Urban Oasis can store this natural resource for the benefit of visitors to urban areas.

Solution

Drawing on a broad cross section of our expertise, Urban Oasis was built on our premises and erected in Clerkenwell Green for the Architectural Biennale.  Although it was only intended for the one exhibition, it’s continuing success required us to transport it to presentations in Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Paris and Cannes, culminating in the Chelsea Flower Show, where it featured in two Gold Medal winning Gardens.

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