A new low carbon Pavilion for Glyndebourne.

Duncan Baker Brown’s practice BakerBrown Studio have designed a new Pavilion for the world famous Glyndebourne Opera. This unique and innovative project has deservedly been featured in the Architects Journal.

Duncan’s studio is well known for championing design that consumes less, wastes nothing, and finds value in the overlooked and the Pavilion does just that. The new low carbon building is made from discarded champagne corks and lobster and oyster shells.

The project showcases the circular economy and the importance of using local and ‘waste’ materials in building projects by gathering these from the Glyndebourne estate or the nearby Sussex Weald to use in its construction.

As well as debris from Glyndebourne’s luxury catering and its grass clippings and ash dieback, this includes local chalk, underfired brick from a nearby brickworks and the innovative mushroom-based material mycelium, which will be used for insulation. To read more see the AJ article here and link to BakerBrown Studio website.


The visuals shown here are by the amazing Jordan Whitewood Neal one of our Masters students who graduated earlier this year.