New Ullswater Yacht Clubhouse is a simple, functional and visually striking building. At the core of this project is respect for the stunning nature that surrounds the site as well as the rich building history of Cumbria's Eden Vale. We have designed on a 3 meter raised platform, serving as deterrent to the recurring threat of the delicate site conditions. It is situated in perfect alignment with the old clubhouse allowing for its potential reuse while ensuring the new club house is close to the water and with the the best views of the lake.We have designed a fully glazed facade leading onto the lake for this prime view as wall as an open air viewing deck which provides yet another excellent place from which to enjoy the races.
The building itself consists of a traditional gabled wood shingled roof in keeping with the best of local traditions setting the scene for a building that sits comfortably in its surroundings. The timber frame construction and timber cladding allows the building to be built with relative ease, economically and with all the natural materials responsibly sourced, it is in keeping with its function. The internal distribution of the Clubhouse is based on separating private and public circulation routes as well as the wet and dry areas. The wet areas are accessed by the sailors directly from he waters edge and includes their dressing areas and the wet bar. This allows for sailors to easily reach the changing rooms and dry off before entering the internal, or dry, circulation paths of the building. Meanwhile, the dry areas are accessed from the main entrance and include the Club's office facilities with the main clubhouse on the first floor. The main entrance to the building allows stunning views through to the lake, bringing the natural beauty right into the heart of the Clubhouse. The ground floor is mainly for private use, both for staff and Club members