British Construction Industry Award - Best Practice Award Winner
Aston Martin Design Studio
Aston Martin’s award winning Design Studio completes the aspiration of its C.E.O.
The Design Studio is the company’s first stand-alone design facility and took just six months to build and only twelve months to complete from its design conception to realisation.
The building has been designed in collaboration with Aston Martin’s design team to act as the perfect foil to their HQ building
The principles behind the design were:-
That it should compliment the dynamic architecture of Aston Martin’s HQ
That it should sit in harmony with the Warwickshire parkland setting.
That it should provide the finest environment for the creative styling of automotive vehicles.
Through close collaboration with Austrian contractor Holzbau Saurer, the building provides an enviable statement of sustainability. Constructed largely of renewable spruce and oak, with a sedum roof, its use of ground water heating combined with zoned lighting controls and high levels of hemp insulation ensures very low whole life energy use.
“the best facility of its type in the world, and the perfect showcase of how to design and build innovative sports cars.”