Thomas Croft Architects


Royal Yacht Squadron pavilion
Isle of Wight

A new-build pavilion to compliment the Squadron’s existing facilities in the cramped Tudor castle. The new building is a contemporary rendering of the traditional garden pavilion with a copper roof and an exposed steel structure. The existing garden levels have been recontoured to conceal the service link with the castle and to reduce the building’s apparent bulk when viewed from the Solent. The sheltered courtyard created behind the pavilion can be spanned at will with a sliding tensile roof. Pevsner's latest Buildings of England describes it as 'simple & elegant'. TCA are currently designing a Phase 2 to accommodate the building's popularity.

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