The Sky Pavilion, built for broadcaster and telecommunications company Sky, at the heart of its Osterley campus, is conceived as a beautiful timber restaurant pavilion, glazed in the round, set within tranquil landscape. Although closely aligned with the Sky Innovation Centre, it is intended to be a campus wide restaurant destination. It is positioned to be prominent, providing a unique dining experience with direct connection to the outside through a fully glazed and openable garden elevation.
The plan form starts with a circular volume which creates the dining space and and framed views to the landscape. Its form and use of materials have deliberately been chosen to stand out from the family of buildings around it. Timber cladding and zinc roofing wrap around a carefully detailed structural timber framing. The natural warmth of the timber frame and finishes, create a relaxed, people-focused space, supporting Sky’s wellbeing agenda for the campus.
The structural solution allows for a simple yet dramatic timber frame. The structure emerges like a tree from the centre of the dining room, it branches retained by a circular ring beam, upon which sits a roof light. the roof is supported by curved timber glulam ‘stems’.
The natural forms used in the timber structure, paired with stained plywood internal wall cladding, a solid pine grill ceiling system together with the vibrant living wall adn ample natural light from the openable glazed walls, create connections with nature and a retreat for visitors to break-out and recharge.
Isleworth, West London