Durham College Greenhouse

This concept was completed for a design-build proposal to develop an educational greenhouse as part of Durham College’s new Centre for Food – a learning facility created in direct response to the demand of the local culinary, hospitality, tourism, agriculture, and horticulture sectors. The concept creates an asymmetrical form that is a response to the site, vernacular, and building context while still utilizing standard greenhouse components. A solid, cedar-clad element contrasts with the ephemeral glazed portion and contains the work, training, and mechanical areas. Unfortunately, the College did not have the funds to accept any of the design-build proposals submitted for this project.