All the client really needed was a shed and a compound but the client's environmental concerns have driven a project described as a 'Zen Chapel' for Aston Martin's design team and product in just 12 months. An early decision was made to go down a prefabrication route and augmenting the sustainable credentials of the building is a closed loop vertical ground system for heating and cooling, natural hemp insulation and a sedum roof.
Client: Aston Maritn
Contractor: Holzbau Suarer
Structural Engineer: Holzbau Suarer
Services Engineer: G_ttinger Ingenieure
Contract Value: £6 million
Date of Completion: November 2007
Gross Internal Area: 2700sqm