Studio Egret West and shedkm complete station entrance for Brent Cross West

By Fran Williams
Architects’ Journal
January 10, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

NORTH LONDON, UK — The Arbour, the station’s new eastern entrance, provides a gateway into Brent Cross Town, an £8 billion ‘net zero neighbourhood’, delivered in a partnership between Related Argent and Barnet Council. The new station sits on the Thameslink route between Cricklewood and Hendon stations, linking this area of north London to St Pancras International… It has a lofty timber canopy that covers a multi-level arrival sequence, reflecting the new town’s focus on wellbeing and nature by combining function with a planted public space. The 150m3 glulam timber frame has been designed to sit between and connect to two future office buildings, and aims to minimise the building’s carbon footprint. …Biophilia is part of the green arrival experience with hanging planters cascading down from the canopy, giving the sense that the landscape is being drawn up through the building.

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