Sustainability Award runner-up - RSPB Environment & Education Centre
RSPB Environment and Education Centre, Rainham Marshes, Essex
Architect: van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Contract value: £2.2M
Photography by: Jason Orton
Sited on an important wetlands area in the Thames Gateway, this education centre and viewing platform are designed to BREEAM Excellent. The project runs relatively autonomously by incorporating ground source heat pumps, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting.