Wildernesse Restaurant is a finely crafted restaurant pavilion by architects Morris + Co, located on the Wildernesse Estate in Kent, England.
Replacing a former 19th-century conservatory within a Grade II-listed country estate now transformed into a new, modern retirement development by PegasusLife, the restaurant was not only designed as the beating heart of the community, but also is the architects’ modern take on an orangerie, or the classic Victorian tea house.
The £1.9 million pavilion is designed to provide the community’s residents with a social hub on the site while inviting in those from the surrounding area. “It’s all part of a community-wide piece of the estate,” explains founding director Joe Morris. “Anybody can get in; it’s very much a public offer.”
Harriet Saddington, associate at Morris + Co, says: “The metal-skinned, timber-vaulted restaurant is a contemporary take on a traditional glasshouse, celebrating the efficiency of modern methods of construction.”