The Winter Gardens - Sheffield, UK

Pringle Richards Sharratt & Buro Happold
Date Built
Millennium Square
The architects say that the Winter Garden project, "was conceived as a covered galleria an integral part of the network of pedestrian streets which together with the Millennium Galleries forms a pedestrian hub linking the Civic, Arts and University quarters of Sheffield – a cultural route through to the city centre."

It provides a large temperate glasshouse containing more than 2000 plants from around the world.  It also offers cafe areas and access to the Millenium Art Gallery and an attached Mercure Hotel.

A series of wooden arches support the roof.  These are made of glued laminated Larch which will gradually take on a greyish hue.

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