Peace Park


A small but elegant pavilion revitalised the Peace Memorial Park in a village outside Leicester. Its accommodation draws together the park’s established uses and offered potential for new ones, while its shape mediates between the rigid rectilinear geometry of a bowling green and the flowing pathways around it.

The pavilion houses the enlarged bowling club, and a communal space which can be used for club and society meetings as well as a gallery for displaying local themes. The combination of a linear canopy and circular building, living and inanimate materials, hard and soft landscape all help to initiate a new set of experiences and possibilities.

RIBA Award 2001
Civic Trust Award 2003



The jury were unanimous in praising the architects’ deferential approach to the site as a whole, their confident integration of hard and soft landscaping around the pavilion and their inventive detailing with appropriate materials.