Kielder Belvedere

Intricate steel frame provides the skeletal structure for the triangular shelter, clad in stainless steel and yellow interlayer glass with doubly curved front.

 

RIBA Stephen Laurence Prize at the 2000 RIBA Channel 4 Stirling Awards

 

Royal Fine Art Comission ‘Jeu D’Esprit’ building of the Year Award

 

Civic Trust Award

Location
Kielder Forest, Northumberland

Architect
Softroom

Client
Northumberland County Council

The Kielder Belvedere is a shelter for walkers in the Kielder National Park that also serves as a waiting point for the local ferry. The shelter was conceived as a circle inscribed within a truncated triangle. 

 

Described by the RIBA as a ‘beautiful folly’, it is formed using stainless steel panels on a steel frame. Externally, these are curved and highly polished. Internally, they are etched with a gold surface and yellow laminated glass roof-light overhead.

Kielder Belvedere

Kielder Water and Forest Park

NE48 1BT

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