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Nature and Wellbeing Centre
Serpent Lakeside Bilska De Beaupuy
Serpent Entrance Bilska De Beaupuy
The Serpent is a design proposal for the Sevenoaks Nature & Wellbeing Centre located in the heart of a wildlife reserve.
The Serpent Plan
Inspiration for the shape and plan of the building comes from a serpent, an ancient symbol associated with wholeness, healing and continual renewal of life.
Serpent Cafe Interior Bilska De Beaupuy
The visitors centre unconventional form plays on visitors imagination, is thought provoking and mysterious.

Both indoor and outdoor spaces embrace the language of curves, creating the feeling of anticipation of what might be ‘around the corner’ and triggering visitors’ drive to explore.
Serpent Outdoor Courtyard Bilska De Beaupuy
The Serpent is a space where people can connect with themselves and with nature.

The building typology creates sensorial and experiential connections. These stimulate mind, brain and body in a way that enable to rest, recover and regenerate.
Serpent Lobby Courtyard Bilska De Beaupuy
Serpent Exhibition Interior Bilska De Beaupuy
Green courtyards, moving shadows, reflective textured walls, trickling water fountains, nurturing earthen floors, contemplative spaces of solitude, energising lake views — all connect to experiences of physiological and mental wellbeing.
Serpent Approach Bilska De Beaupuy
  • Design

    Bilska de Beaupuy

  • Location

    Sevenoaks, UK

  • Client

    Kent Wildlife Trust

  • Project year


  • Project status

    Competition finalist

  • Architects

    Bilska de Beaupuy

  • Sustainability Consultants and MEP

    Atelier Ten

  • Structural Engineer

    Nous Engineering

  • Cost Consultants

    Doig + Smith

  • Ecologist

    Eight Associates

  • Visualisations

    Bilska de Beaupuy