Brent Cross Pavilion

Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects

Brent Cross Pavilion

Embracing larch and spruce both in its structure and frame, Brent Cross Pavilion was the first building constructed in the new 180-acre Brent Cross Town development.

With exhibition, work and events spaces, all served by a public café, the new facility communicates the vision of the development and acts as a welcoming gateway to the local community.

Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects
Brent Cross Pavilion by Moxon Architects

Embracing larch and spruce both in its structure and frame, Brent Cross Pavilion was the first building constructed in the new 180-acre Brent Cross Town development. With exhibition, work and events spaces, all served by a public café, the new facility communicates the vision of the development and acts as a welcoming gateway to the local community.

Moxon Architect’s design makes use of internally exposed CLT and glulam to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere for visitors to enjoy a coffee or explore the emerging development through showrooms and models. Externally, the structure is complemented by larch cladding and solid larch fins on the first-floor façade, along with a bespoke gabion veneer cladding below.

The predominant use of timber as a structural, finishing and weathering material supported the development’s pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2030, sequestering carbon in the structure and enabling an efficient construction. The building was designed for both long term durability and future repurposing – enabling both the adaptation of the structure for alternative uses and the ability to dismantle and reuse materials.

The principles of circular economy governed the design and specification process, with offsite manufacturing minimising waste and the incorporation of recycled material into the substructure and envelope.

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