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
Kielder Forest, Northumberland
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 Water and Forest Park