WWF-UK recently moved from its base in Godalming, to its new home in Woking, Surrey. Known as the Living Planet Centre, the landmark building has distinctive arching roof.
The two-storey, 39,557 sq ft headquarters development for WWF-UK was designed by Hopkins Architects to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating – the highest classification of sustainable design achievable in the UK.
In essence, the building works in harmony with its urban-rural setting, exploiting the latest sustainable development principles. This includes ground-source heating, a system to recycle fresh water and a dynamic solar shading system that controls light, heat and glare.