The construction of three new Waterside Lodges at Center Parcs Elveden Forest is an ambitious architectural and engineering project. The new lodges have been designed to compliment the woodland landscape to connect the guests with the surrounding natural environment. Wood was a natural choice of building material, which would blend in seamlessly with the natural forest setting.
The choice of building materials was a key consideration for the architectural practice Jackson Design Associates (JDA). The challenge was to create a design that was sufficiently lightweight to achieve the impressive structure, without needing a considerable amount of foundation works.
The only material that could meet all the requirements of the structure was Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), which made the project fast, light and green.