- Painswick Rococo Gardens
- Painswick, Stroud
- Project Leaders
- Robert Walder
- 500 M2
Quattro Design Architects was appointed to design a Masterplan and iconic Visitor Centre for the Painswick Rococo Gardens. The challenge was to create a new building that did not detract from the historic nature of the Gardens and did not infringe on any of the established views; these formed part of the attraction of the Rococo Gardens and the neighbouring landscape.
Further challenges included obtaining planning in such a sensitive setting, as well as matching up a feasible design that would attract funding for its construction. Funding would be delivered in stages, so our design would need to take this into account when scheduling the development.
With such a sensitive and historic site of national importance, our design proposal was to seamlessly integrate the new building into the surroundings and wider landscape, whilst becoming a new landmark that would be part of the story of the evolution of the gardens.
Our design sought to enhance the unique identity of these Rococo Gardens, using the delicate, sinuous and playful design cues of the Rococo period as our inspiration but with a modern interpretation. The building was set into the existing contours to help reduce any negative impact on the historic gardens but also to allow the building to become part of the gardens.
Our Planning Team achieved success through the use of Virtual Reality and BIM together with 3D Printed Models, allowing the team, planners and client to achieve a building that did not negatively impact the existing landmarks or the key historic views.