tyram lakes

Embracing and taking advantage of water

BACA were one of Tyram’s earliest strategic partners and is a multi-award winning architecture practice. With an integrated environmental, landscape and design approach, the firm specialises in building in, on or near water.
BACA have been regarded as a major support to the project since inception and have been a driving force behind Tyram’s eco-strategy.

With a core specialism in waterfront and water architecture, BACA has an ability to integrate landscape building science and low carbon technology to create beautiful architecture. For Tyram, it makes sense that BACA are natural first choice partners.

BACA are led by Richard Coutts (RIBA Fellow) who has previously directed large high profile projects such as Eiland Veur Lent in Nijmegen - a new ‘eco-leisure’ destination in The Netherlands and the Waterspace Strategy for UNESCO World Heritage Site – Liverpool South Docks. Richard has also designed several unique memorials for Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

Formerly having worked for Sir Terry Farrell & Partners and Dr. Ken Yeang in Malaysia and Australia, Richard has also held roles such as resident site architect for the Guthrie Pavilion – the Winner of Aga Kahn Best Building in Asia 2000.

BACA have also received numerous awards from the project and research work from national organisations such as the RIBA and international organisations such as IULA. Prestigious awards include: the RIBA Presidents award for research, Urban Research Group-Practice of the year, Waterways Renaissance Award, International Urban Landscape Award and EU Regio Star Award.

tyram lakes

"Together with the floating lodges, the whole complex will be the first of its kind in the UK and a centrepiece in the growing attraction of South Yorkshire and the North."

Richard Coutts

BACA Founder and Director