Piers Taylor’s site specific bike shelter was designed as an educational vehicle in collaboration with Colerne Primary School.
A number of schemes were developed by the architects and students in a series of participatory workshops and after a school-wide vote this design was chosen.
The hyperbolic parabaloid shape was generated by the desire to create a self shading structure to protect bikes and students from the sun and driving rain.
The structure was funded entirely through a green travel grant. All the timber used was donated by a local land owner and of course there are no C02 emissions.
Architects: Mitchell Taylor Workshop Location: Colerne, Wiltshire Type of Project: Bike Shelter Project Architect: Piers Taylor Design Team: Piers Taylor/Charley Brentnall/Luke Holcombe Client: Colerne Primary School Funding: Green Travel grant Start on site date: March 2010 Construction duration: 6 Weeks Gross internal floor area: 25m2 Form of contract and/or procurement: Direct procurement to Charley Brentnall (builder) Total cost: £5k Main contractor: Charley Brentnall Annual CO2 emissions: None