The news is out!
I am collaborating with the extraordinary charity WWF.
I was invited along to The Living Planet Centre, in Woking on the 1st August 2014. To meet with staff and to take an unforgettable tour.
The building itself is breath taking. A unique, green building which is architecturally very interesting. Every material used in it's construction was sourced responsibly and recycled throughout.
The Eco hub is home to 300 staff and was opened by Sir David Attenborough. A ceremonial tree was planted by Sir David in front of guests and staff, and stands proudly in the centre of the building.
It features learning zones and wooden, interactive pods for children and visitors to learn about the work they do.
It's structure is designed by Hopkins Architects and was built by Willmott Dixon. An 80m arched diamond grid roof, equipped with solar energy panels and huge aluminium air intakes, it sustains itself. Wild bird song is recorded outside of the building, amplified and replayed inside for all staff and visitors to enjoy! Fantastic.
The Living Planet Centre stands for the all the great work that they do for the natural world.
The photographs from my day capture it's uplifting beauty and uniqueness and I feel truely blessed to be given the chance to visit this magnificent place. The day was very emotional as I have dreamt of working alongside WWF since I was a kid, so I am struggling to make words of my experience and my new opportunity.
I am very lucky to embark on this great project and to play my part in helping to save our planet.
"We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give."
Special thanks to Beverley Wilson & Susan Gent @ WWF