Essex | Greenfields Community Housing | Completed
A civilised and uplifting working environment for Greenfields Community Housing, the building combines office functions with community rooms and meeting spaces.
The sustainability strategy achieved a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating and combined natural ventilation, ground source heat pumps, and concrete soffits that provide thermal mass and are exposed as part of the interior scheme .
The foyer and public areas contain specially commissioned artworks that celebrate the diversity and heritage of the local community.
RICS Award 2011 High Commended Sustainability and Community Benefit
Concrete Society Awards 2010 Certificate of Excellence
For more information download a project PDF here.
More information on the sustainability merit of Greenfields House can be found in Better Buildings: Learning from buildings in use, available from the RIBA Bookshops.
© Photography by Timothy Soar