Two architects have enlisted the help of students from Oakfield Residential School to design and build an allotment den… in just 5 days.
Architects MATT+FIONA aimed to create the unique building from design to completed build within two months. 6 weeks before build started, they met the students and teachers for the first time to design the den.
The construction has a timber frame and will move to open and close, as well as doubling in size. It’s thought to be one of the first buildings in the UK to be coated with plastic and rubber.
Oakfield is a residential school for children with complex needs between the ages of 11 and 16. This allotment den will allow the kids to take ownership of the building, really making the interior their own space for outdoor learning and hanging out.
The Made In Oakfield project is part of the Hull 2017 No Limits learning programme. As Major Partners of Hull 2017, materials were donated by MKM Building Supplies. Good weather helped the process and the den was completed on schedule.
Watch the whole Made in Oakfield project below, from the first designs to the finished build.
Video courtesy of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Photos © Patrick Mateer.