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Gail Lewis

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Gateway to the Reserve

Set on the edge of Felixstowe's coastal Nature Reserve, this building acts as a sculptural gateway, emerging from the ground. The site is particularly interesting as it is a stone's throw away from both the UK's busiest port and the nature reserve - a stark contrast. The proposal acts as a base for the Environment Agency, with public access to most of the spaces. Concealed beneath the earth lies a theatre space, laboratories and offices, all lit through roof lights that protrude from the subterranean to frame the pathways to the reserve.